555

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555 (previous 554, next 556)

  1. The number five hundred and fifty-five.
  2. Telephone number prefix widely used for fictional telephone numbers in North American television shows, films, and other media.[1]
  3. The 555 timer IC.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usage 2 & 3: Usually pronounced "five-five-five"

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2004, Frank Jackson, Graham Priest, Lewisian Themes: The Philosophy of David K. Lewis, Oxford University Press (→ISBN), page 123:
    [I]t is standard in American television and motion pictures to use 'fictiona' telephone numbers. [... But] a standard mention of a '555' number never generates the fictional truth that the number in question begins with '555'. It leaves the number in question fictionally indeterminate. [...] The X-Files mentions at least forty-seven '555' numbers, and no other kind [...] in different cities, states, and locales [...but] it's no part of [the] story that the first three digits of all these phone numbers coincide—that would itself be worthy of an 'X-File'. The '555' number, in a standard mention, is a convention device for communicating the (fictional) fact that someone reveals a phone number, without stipulating what that number is.

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Adjective[edit]

555 (not comparable)

  1. (Canada, US, fiction) Pertaining to a fake telephone number. The local exchange and area code number 555 was reserved in North American dialing plan for fictional numbers, prior to the 21st century.
    555-2368, that's a 555 number, it isn't real.
    1-555-321-2368, that's a 555 number, it isn't real.
    (555)234-2368, that's a 555 number, it isn't real.

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555

  1. (Internet slang) Alternative form of 嗚嗚嗚呜呜呜 (wū-wū-wū).

Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

5 (ห้า) is a homophone of ฮ่า which is the laughing sound.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic555
Phonemic
ฮ่า-ฮ่า-ฮ่า
ɦ ˋ ā – ɦ ˋ ā – ɦ ˋ ā
RomanizationPaiboonhâa-hâa-hâa
Royal Instituteha-ha-ha
(standard) IPA(key)/haː˥˩.haː˥˩.haː˥˩/(R)

Interjection[edit]

555 (hâa-hâa-hâa)

  1. (Internet slang) LOL

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