Definition of redial in English:



  • Dial (a telephone number) again.

    ‘you can redial the last number called’
    [no object] ‘John redialled’
    • ‘She played with her cell phone the entire time, dialing and redialing numbers.’
    • ‘Speed dial is required to minimize the time a subscriber has to spend dialing or redialing.’
    • ‘So I redialled, whereupon I was put through to the wrong department.’
    • ‘And that wouldn't have anything to do with the fact you were on the phone all morning, dialing and redialing the same number?’
    • ‘Chad picked up his phone again and redialed Bethany's number.’
    • ‘When it didn't come Ashley furiously redialed the number.’
    • ‘Abi yelled into the phone, hung up, picked up the phone and redialed Sarah's number.’
    • ‘‘Bye,’ Sara said as she hung up and redialed David's number.’
    • ‘After about five minutes of redialing, since the keys stick, I finally got the number right.’
    • ‘He redialed the number of the bodyguard and waited for him to pick up.’
    • ‘Ned says to redial the last number on Corey's phone.’
    • ‘She picked up the phone again and redialed the number.’
    • ‘I tried hanging up and redialing, but it was still dead.’
    • ‘He redialed Jacques' number, and left another voice mail.’
    • ‘I rolled my eyes as I hung up, then redialed the number that he'd given me.’
    • ‘I then redialled the last number on my mobile as I faced him.’
    • ‘Noticing that she didn't say anything more, he redialed the number on his cell phone.’
    • ‘Jared's hands shook with excitement as he redialed the hotel's number, amazed at how easy this all was.’
    • ‘One evening last summer I spent an hour or two dialling and redialling the same telephone number in order to cast a vote for the conservation of a building I had never seen.’
    • ‘I have listened to my own staff sat at a desk constantly redialling Trading Standards and taking three to four hours to get through.’


  • The facility on a telephone by which the number just dialled may be automatically redialled by pressing a single button.

    ‘features include redial and ringer volume control’
    • ‘I pulled the cell phone out after locking the door and hit redial.’
    • ‘Sobering somewhat, thinking of everything that Mister Black had told him, Kyle picked up the phone and hit redial.’
    • ‘It was also easy just to press redial to try again.’
    • ‘The compact remote unit measures 3 inches high by 1.75 inches wide by 1.75 inches deep and has a full telephone keypad with flash, redial and 10-number memory.’
    • ‘Those who hit redial effectively get twice the say of those who only call once.’
    • ‘Why didn't I hang up the phone when I pressed redial?’
    • ‘The stylish black or white of Target's phone by architect Michael Graves is set off with blue number buttons and yellow function keys for important features like hold, redial, volume, and flash.’
    • ‘‘Michelle,’ said I. ‘I've got my phone on redial.’’
    • ‘Taking and making calls is easy as all functions (answer, end, redial, voice dial and volume) can be made from the cover on the helmet.’
    • ‘Once in the car park, I pulled out my mobile, and pressed redial.’
    • ‘Jennifer went to look at the phone and accidentally hit redial.’
    • ‘It just so happened to have gone that way, the way it did, with me pressing redial, and then being too nosy to touch the ‘end’ button and put the cell phone away.’
    • ‘The retro wall phones available today have the appearance of the old-fashioned models, but like the desk phones, they also have push button technology, including redial and volume control.’
    • ‘All she had strength to do though, was hit redial.’
    • ‘Morris pressed the redial again only to find yet another busy signal.’
    • ‘One gentleman asked me my name and said he would continue to hit redial until he got through to my home.’
    • ‘First you must devote yourself to getting through to reservations - put the phone on redial and speaker phone and be prepared to sit there for an hour or more.’
    • ‘She told me she hit redial every 30 seconds for over two hours trying to call me one evening!’
    • ‘‘Oh, yeah,’ I muttered, pressing the Talk button twice and starting the redial.’
    • ‘She jumped on the bed like before and laid on her back, picked up the phone, and hit redial.’