A dull, boring person with absolutely no individuality.
John has all the personality of a dial tone.
by Libertine October 1, 2005
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1. A sound heard on a phone system when you pick up the phone and it's ready to make a call. In US telephones this consists of a 350 Hertz and a 440 Hertz sine wave (two pure tones) mixed together.

2. That ominous sound in definition 1 that indicates your girl/boy friend has hung up on you.
1."To make a call, lift the phone off the hook and place it so that the cord is facing downward near your mouth with the two sets of holes facing your head. Then listen for a dial tone. When you get a dial tone, dial the number." (instructions just in case you're Amish or haven't been in a house since 1927)

2. I got into an argument with my S.O. and got a dial tone.
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To hit or smack another with unmerciful velocity. Often used in the context of a sports game, it indicates a severe body blow. See ring the bell.
Damn, when Frank flipped off the other driver, the guy jumped out of his car and dial toned him right then and there.
by Frank Klaune March 29, 2005
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to hang up on someone, to cut them off
Bill: "Hey wassup?"
Tony: "Wat u sayin?"
Bill: "Nothin, just chyllen, hangin around"
Tony: "Wanna meet my friend DialTone?"
Bill: "whose dial tone?"
Tony: (hangs up)
by Nick April 25, 2005
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A complete wet blanket type of person. One who resembles a debbie downer, a square and at certain points is a pretentious douche!
That bitch Christina has been a fucken DIAL TONE this entire event!
by eas.eas.eas March 25, 2012
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A sex act wherein you scream into your partner's ear during coitus, causing a loud ringing or tinnitus-like sound to fill your partner's ears - the eponymous "Dial-Tone". First originated in the suburbs of St. Paul, Minnesota.
My Tinder date gave me a Minnesota Dial-Tone last night, and my ears have been ringing all day.
by Nickf2019 June 26, 2019
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