One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A telephone with a loudspeaker and microphone, allowing it to be used without picking up the handset.
telephone, mobile phone, mobile, cell phone, car phone, radio-telephone, cordless phone, videophone, extensionView synonyms
- ‘We now have cell phones that can be used as remote speakerphones.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Now you can change yours into a hand-free speakerphone like the kind in those expensive luxury cars!’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The 2 girls sat on Grace's bed listening intently to their friend's voice on the speakerphone.’
- ‘My most important piece of teleconferencing advice: Use good speakerphones!’
- ‘The testimony for the most part came over a speakerphone today, in fact for the entire part thus far.’
- ‘The admiral pointed to a speakerphone in the middle of the large mahogany table.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Ben Collins took a deep breath and stared at the speakerphone on his desk.’
- ‘The speakerphone went silent for a few seconds and resumed.’
- ‘I walk over to the speakerphone to shut it off and turn back to the canvas.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.