Definition of speakerphone in English:



North American
  • A telephone with a loudspeaker and microphone, which does not need to be held in the hand.

    • ‘Both phones have color screens and built-in speakerphones.’
    • ‘My most important piece of teleconferencing advice: Use good speakerphones!’
    • ‘We now have cell phones that can be used as remote speakerphones.’
    • ‘The admiral pointed to a speakerphone in the middle of the large mahogany table.’
    • ‘I was appalled with the poor speakerphone our department used to connect two geographically diverse groups of our faculty for faculty meetings.’
    • ‘After a few moments of searching, and after about three more rings, he decided to use the speakerphone.’
    • ‘Ben Collins took a deep breath and stared at the speakerphone on his desk.’
    • ‘You can have as many people listening in on a speakerphone as you want.’
    • ‘There's a built-in speakerphone capable of connecting up to five parties simultaneously.’
    • ‘Now you can change yours into a hand-free speakerphone like the kind in those expensive luxury cars!’
    • ‘It's also important to provide small conference rooms throughout an open office space where teams and individuals can meet, use speakerphones or make confidential telephone calls.’
    • ‘The speakerphone is so powerful that this rapidly became our preferred way of taking and making calls - leaving our hands free to take notes on the device as we talked.’
    • ‘The 2 girls sat on Grace's bed listening intently to their friend's voice on the speakerphone.’
    • ‘I walk over to the speakerphone to shut it off and turn back to the canvas.’
    • ‘The speakerphone went silent for a few seconds and resumed.’
    • ‘The testimony for the most part came over a speakerphone today, in fact for the entire part thus far.’
    telephone, mobile phone, mobile, cell phone, car phone, radio-telephone, cordless phone, videophone, extension
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