- of or relating to the telegraph.
- concise, clipped, or elliptical in style: telegraphic speech.
Origin of telegraphic
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Examples from the Web for telegraphic
Yet McMurtry writes in a telegraphic style that does in sentences what others do in pages.Larry McMurtry on the Villainous Custer and the Myths of the West
November 17, 2012
In Traffic, the so-called white slavers use a telegraphic pen to communicate.‘Taken 2’s’ Crazy Sexual Politics!
October 11, 2012
Henry Dunbar sat in his own room, waiting for an answer to the telegraphic message.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
Kerr got in telegraphic touch with a lawyer in the home county.The Duke Of Chimney Butte
G. W. Ogden
She must make that point and so intercept Hervey with a telegraphic message.The Hound From The North
Evidently the desire to hold her niece in her arms had been for telegraphic purposes only.The Prisoner
A telegraphic despatch in cipher was put into his hands as he was reading.Lord Kilgobbin
- used in or transmitted by telegraphy
- of or relating to a telegraph
- having a concise style; clippedtelegraphic speech
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Word Origin and History for telegraphic
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