[n] electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear; "it was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked"
[n] electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds; "I talked to him on the telephone"
[n] (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
[v] get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
call, call up, earphone, earpiece, headphone, ring, sound, speech sound, telephone, telephone, telephone set