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[key-buh l-gram]
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  1. a telegram sent by underwater cable.
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Origin of cablegram

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; cable + (tele)gram
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Related Words for cablegram

summons, telegraph, buzzer, wire, cable, signal, flash, call, report, radiogram, telex, cablegram, teletype

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Historical Examples of cablegram

  • The day before he sailed he got a cablegram that bewildered him.

    One Day's Courtship

    Robert Barr

  • We have had a despatch waiting for you for some time, a cablegram from London.

  • Then the moment your cablegram comes the money will be at your disposal.'

  • I sent a cablegram almost as long as a letter, but it didn't appear to do any good.'

  • I suppose that's why I partially forgave you for stopping the cablegram.'

British Dictionary definitions for cablegram


  1. a more formal name for cable (def. 5)
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