marconigram

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Marconi +‎ -gram, from the name of Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937).

Noun[edit]

marconigram (plural marconigrams)

  1. (dated) A message sent via radio.
    • 1908, Society of Friends, Minutes and Proceedings of the Five Years Meeting
      The marconigram would not carry all the way across the Atlantic...
    • 1913, James Andrew White, Jerome W Howe, C S Anderson, The Wireless Age
      At a nod the man brought him a marconigram.
    • 1926, George Dilnot, The Story of Scotland Yard
      This was the marconigram which was to be the key to unlock the whole mystery.
    • 1928, Lawrence R. Bourne, chapter 18, in Well Tackled![1]:
      The ship was properly cleared for Portland, U.S.A., subject to orders at that port or on the high seas. A marconigram received at midday altered her destination to Leningrad.