Definition of speakerphone in English:



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

    • ‘You can have as many people listening in on a speakerphone as you want.’
    • ‘Now you can change yours into a hand-free speakerphone like the kind in those expensive luxury cars!’
    • ‘The admiral pointed to a speakerphone in the middle of the large mahogany table.’
    • ‘The speakerphone went silent for a few seconds and resumed.’
    • ‘We now have cell phones that can be used as remote speakerphones.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I was appalled with the poor speakerphone our department used to connect two geographically diverse groups of our faculty for faculty meetings.’
    • ‘The testimony for the most part came over a speakerphone today, in fact for the entire part thus far.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘After a few moments of searching, and after about three more rings, he decided to use the speakerphone.’
    • ‘Both phones have color screens and built-in speakerphones.’
    • ‘Ben Collins took a deep breath and stared at the speakerphone on his desk.’
    • ‘There's a built-in speakerphone capable of connecting up to five parties simultaneously.’
    • ‘My most important piece of teleconferencing advice: Use good speakerphones!’
    • ‘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.’
    telephone, mobile phone, mobile, cell phone, car phone, radio-telephone, cordless phone, videophone, extension
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