the sound made by a telephone when ringing, especially the customizable tone of a mobile phone

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  • ringtone — UK US (also ring tone) /ˈrɪŋtəʊn/ noun [C] COMMUNICATIONS ► the sound a mobile phone makes when someone calls it: »50% of all cell phone users in the US between the ages of 15 and 30 have downloaded a ringtone at least once …   Financial and business terms

  • Ringtone — For the Weird Al Yankovic song, see Ringtone (song). For the film, see Ringtone (film). A ringtone or ring tone is the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call or text message. Not literally a tone, the term is most often used today …   Wikipedia

  • Ringtone — El célebre Nokia tune, sacado del Gran Vals de Francisco Tárrega Ringtone es el término con el cual se conoce el sonido hecho por un teléfono para indicar la llegada de un mensaje de texto o al recibir una llamada, el término es un anglicismo que …   Wikipedia Español

  • ringtone — UK [ˈrɪŋɡˌtəʊn] / US [ˈrɪŋɡˌtoʊn] noun [countable] Word forms ringtone : singular ringtone plural ringtones the sound that your mobile phone makes when someone calls you, for example a series of short sounds or a musical tune …   English dictionary

  • ringtone — noun Ringtone is used after these nouns: ↑cellphone, ↑mobile phone …   Collocations dictionary

  • Ringtone — Ein Klingelton ist im Allgemeinen ein Signalton, der von einer Klingel erzeugt wird. Im Speziellen ist eine digitalisierte Audiodatei gemeint, die von Mobiltelefonen bei einem ankommenden Anruf abgespielt wird. Als Vorlage dienen häufig populäre… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ringtone — ring|tone [ˈrıŋtəun US toun] n the sound made by a telephone, especially a ↑mobile phone, when someone is calling it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ringtone — n. sound made by a telephone when it rings (term which is used mostly to refer to the customisable sounds available on cellular phones) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ringtone — noun a sound made by a mobile phone when an incoming call is received …   English new terms dictionary

  • ringtone — ring•tone [[t]ˈrɪŋˌtoʊn[/t]] n. a sound made by a mobile phone when it receives a call, typically customized with excerpted music. • Etymology: [1980 85; ring II+ tone ] …   From formal English to slang

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