Dial - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- the control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning
- the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments
- a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called
- choose by means of a dial
the dial of a pressure gauge
I had to keep adjusting the radio dial to make the station come in clearly.
I'm sorry. I must have dialed the wrong number.
...dialed 911 and asked for the police...
The major hesitated, and then a grin lamped up his dial.
Very clumsily, slowly, she dialled a number.
The lighted dial of her watch said 1.20.
She looked at the dial to check her speed.
The dial on the heater was set to 'HOT'.
I think I dialed the wrong number.
You must take the receiver off the hook before you dial
a watch with a luminous dial
Just twiddle the dial on the radio a bit for better reception.
The luminous dial on the clock showed five minutes to seven.
Who's been fooling with the radio dial?
present participle: dialling
past tense: dialled
past participle: dialled