of or relating to the telegraph.
concise, clipped, or elliptical in style: telegraphic speech.
- tel·e·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
- non·tel·e·graph·ic, adjective
- pre·tel·e·graph·ic, adjective
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How to use telegraphic in a sentence
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 | Nick Romeo | November 17, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Traffic, the so-called white slavers use a telegraphic pen to communicate.
In our "List of firms which must have a telegraphic address" Mr. Brown takes a high place.
A cable connecting Mombasa with Zanzibar puts the protectorate in direct telegraphic communication with the rest of the world.
At each telegraphic station the clerks transmitted messages delivered to them, delaying for State dispatches alone.Michael Strogoff | Jules Verne
British Dictionary definitions for telegraphic
used in or transmitted by telegraphy
of or relating to a telegraph
having a concise style; clipped: telegraphic speech
- telegraphically, adverb
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