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Definition of ringtone noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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the sound a telephone makes when someone is calling you. Ringtones are often short tunes, and the word is especially used to refer to the different sounds cell phones make when they ring. Now you can request all your favorite songs to be converted into ringtones! Have you ever thought about changing the ringtones on your cell phone? If not, now is the time to start!
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ringtone