answerphone

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Etymology[edit]

answer +‎ (tele)phone

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæn.sɜː(ɹ)ˌfəʊn/, /ˈæn.səˌfəʊn/

Noun[edit]

answerphone (plural answerphones)

  1. (UK, New Zealand) A telephone containing a built-in device for recording incoming callers’ messages for later retrieval.
    I keep trying to call her, but all I get is the answerphone.

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