- Phone is a colloquial term for telephone.
In phonetics and phonology, a phone is a speech sound considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the sound system of a language. Compare with phoneme, a set of phones that carry the same meaning.
The word originates from Greek φωνή for sound/voice.
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