telegram
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈtɛləˌɡɹæm/
Noun

telegram (plural telegrams)

  1. A message transmitted by telegraph.
    • 1915, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, OCLC 5661828 ↗:
      There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy. […] Passengers wander restlessly about or hurry, with futile energy, from place to place. Pushing men hustle each other at the windows of the purser's office, under pretence of expecting letters or despatching telegrams.
Synonyms Translations Verb

telegram (telegrams, present participle telegramming; past and past participle telegrammed)

  1. (intransitive) To send a telegram.
  2. (transitive) To send a telegram to (a person).
  3. (transitive) To send (a message) in a telegram.



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