A telephone containing a built-in device for recording incoming callers messages for later retrieval.

I keep trying to call her, but all I get is the answerphone.

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  • answerphone — an‧swer‧phone [ˈɑːnsəfəʊn ǁ ˈænsərfoʊn] also an‧sa‧phone [ˈɑːnsəfəʊn ǁ ˈænsəfoʊn] noun [countable] a machine connected to a telephone which records your telephone messages when you are not able to answer the telephone; = ANSWERING MACHINE: • She… …   Financial and business terms

  • answerphone — UK [ˈɑːnsə(r)ˌfəʊn] / US [ˈɑnsərˌfoʊn] noun [countable] Word forms answerphone : singular answerphone plural answerphones British an answering machine …   English dictionary

  • answerphone — noun Answerphone is used before these nouns: ↑message …   Collocations dictionary

  • answerphone — [[t]ɑ͟ːnsə(r)foʊn, æ̱n [/t]] answerphones N COUNT An answerphone is the same as an answering machine. [mainly BRIT] Syn: answering machine …   English dictionary

  • answerphone — n. answering maching, mechanical device which records telephone messages …   English contemporary dictionary

  • answerphone — noun Brit. a telephone answering machine …   English new terms dictionary

  • answerphone — [ˈɑːnsəˌfəʊn] noun [C] British an answering machine …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • answerphone — /ˈænsəfoʊn/ (say ansuhfohn) noun a telephone with an answering machine …   Australian English dictionary

  • answerphone — n. a telephone answering machine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Answering machine — For other uses, see Answering machine (disambiguation). A dual compact cassette tape based Panasonic answering machine …   Wikipedia

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