cryptophone etymology

English word cryptophone comes from English crypto- (Cryptographic.. Hidden, invisible.. Secret.), English phone

Detailed word origin of cryptophone

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
crypto- English (eng) Cryptographic.. Hidden, invisible.. Secret.
phone English (eng) (phonetics) A speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties, considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language. (transitive) To call (someone) on the telephone. A device for transmitting conversations and other sounds in real time across distances.
cryptophone English (eng) A secure telephone that provides security against eavesdropping and electronic surveillance.

Words with the same origin as cryptophone

Descendants of crypto-
Cryptozoic cryptoanalytical cryptobenthic cryptobotany cryptochirality cryptochrome cryptoendolith cryptoexotic cryptoflysch cryptofunction cryptoglandular cryptogram cryptography cryptology cryptomaterial cryptophane cryptopolyploid cryptoprocessing cryptoprotocol cryptopyrrole cryptosexist cryptotomography cryptovirological cryptozoology
Descendants of phone
iPhone phablet phlog phlogging phonable phreak phub symphonious