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Definition of "telegram" []

  • A message transmitted by telegraph. (noun)
  • To telegraph (something) or be telegraphed. (verb-transitive)
  • A communication transmitted by telegraph (noun)

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Use "telegram" in a sentence
  • "This morning he received a telegram from a man named George Brasfield, who had lost his job Thursday at a biscuit company in San Francisco for objecting to the distribution of "nefarious, intimidating" anti-Sinclair literature at his office."
  • "Sinclair received a telegram from a man named George Brasfield, who had lost his job or objecting to the distribution of anti-Sinclair literature."
  • "Now the Western Union telegram is officially a thing of the past."