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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A digital sound file that a telephone plays to indicate an incoming call.

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

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  • Using an MP3 file as a ringtone is certainly not new.

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  • I am half tempted to ring Paul O'Connell and Brian O'Driscoll on Monday night to see if their ringtone is English, and then at least I would know, and the waiting would be over.

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  • 'Request your name ringtone' feature is also available here.

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  • Also, the call ringtone is so soft I barely hear when I have an incoming call; is there a setting for that as well?

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  • In places like India, where I just returned from, Nokia’s ringtone is part of the urban soundscapes.

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  • Today, in recognition of World AIDS Day, Cingular Wireless announced the debut of an exclusive Music Tone ringtone from the new single “Don’t Give Up (Africa),” performed by Alicia Keys. [via Finanzen. net]

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  • Paying $2.50 for a clip of a song to use as my ringtone was a huge turn-off.

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  • My ringtone is the radio broadcast of the final pitch of the Phillies winning the World series last year, I know that no one else has this so it's pretty awesome

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  • I wonder whether, if your ringtone was the one that goes by the name of "heavenly", appropriate forgiveness would be more forthcoming?

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