telegraphic

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adjective tele·graph·ic \ˌte-lə-ˈgra-fik\

Definition of telegraphic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the telegraph

  2. 2 :  concise, terse

telegraphically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of telegraphic in a Sentence

  1. when dealing with her staff, she communicated mostly in telegraphic sentences and meaningful looks

1794

First Known Use of telegraphic

1794



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