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telegram

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noun tele·gram \ ˈte-lə-ˌgram , Southern also -grəm \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of telegram

:a telegraphic dispatch

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First Known Use of telegram

circa 1852


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telegram

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verb tele·gram \ -ˌgram \

Definition of telegram

telegrammed; telegramming
transitive verb

First Known Use of telegram

1860


TELEGRAM Defined for English Language Learners

telegram

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Definition of telegram for English Language Learners

  • : a message that is sent by telegraph


TELEGRAM Defined for Kids

telegram

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noun tele·gram \ ˈte-lə-ˌgram \

Definition of telegram for Students

:a message sent by telegraph


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