telegram

[ tel-i-gram ]
/ ˈtɛl ɪˌgræm /

noun

a message or communication sent by telegraph; a telegraphic dispatch.

verb (used with or without object), tel·e·grammed, tel·e·gram·ming.

to telegraph.

Origin of telegram

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; tele-1 + -gram1

Related forms

tel·e·gram·mic, tel·e·gram·ma·tic [tel-i-gruh-mat-ik] /ˌtɛl ɪ grəˈmæt ɪk/, adjective
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telegram

/ (ˈtɛlɪˌɡræm) /

noun

a communication transmitted by telegraphSee also cable (def. 5), Telemessage

Derived Forms

telegrammatic (ˌtɛlɪɡrəˈmætɪk) or telegrammic, adjective
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