dialling dialling

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours
  2. (n) the control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning
  3. (n) the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments
  4. (n) a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called
  5. (v) operate a dial to select a telephone number
  6. (v) choose by means of a dial

Usage(s):

  • Perhaps a little dialling back of the shrillness and the poutrage would be beneficial? Amy Sullivan may not be perfect, but nor are we, and a little Christian charity - yes Friar .

News

  • Stop Being Awkward on the Phone

    Are you a member of the texting generation who's more than a little awkward on the phone? VC Mark Suster has tips for you. No one uses the phone anymore , the New York Times declared a couple of years ago and millions of young people shrugged. Texting? Sure. Chatting online? Of course, but for a certain generation of young business people currently entering the world of work, actually dialling a ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Inc Magazine

Quotes

  1. "The way he made an effort to contact Boucher when he broke the world record was typical of him," Smith said. "We were in Pakistan and Australia were in India. It just wasn't a question of dialling a local number. Gilly used to call me from...
    on Feb 3, 2008 By: Graeme Smith Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. "We have bitten off more than we can chew, and consequently we are dialling back on much of our activities," Mr Banks says. "We're staying very focused on core business."
    on May 20, 2008 By: John Banks Source: Auckland stuff.co.nz

  3. Announcing ITV Play's closure last year, Michael Grade stated: "Viewers have voted with their dialling fingers."
    on May 9, 2008 By: Michael Grade Source: guardian.co.uk

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