Definition of telephone booth in English:

telephone booth

(British telephone box)


  • A public booth or enclosure housing a pay phone.

    • ‘A telephone booth was put up in front of the stall, and those desirous of seeking counselling could speak over the phone in privacy and get appropriate advice.’
    • ‘She rushed to the nearest telephone booth outside that infamous university and hastily dialed Matt's number.’
    • ‘She didn't have a phone, and there definitely wasn't a telephone booth around here, not in this part of the town.’
    • ‘I leaned against the glass door of the telephone booth, staring at fat, perfect raindrops bouncing off the shining flagstones of the square.’
    • ‘Once safely inside the telephone booth, he picked up the phone and began dialing his mother's number.’


telephone booth

/ˈteləˌfōn ˌbo͞oTH/