telegram

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tele- +‎ -gram.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɛləˌɡɹæm/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

telegram (plural telegrams)

  1. A message transmitted by telegraph.
    Synonyms: wire, cable, telegrapheme
    • 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.
    • 1979 August, Graham Burtenshaw and Michael S. Welch, “O.V.S. Bulleid's SR loco-hauled coaches - 1”, in Railway World, page 394:
      On 20 May 1937 when down in Bradford-on-Avon on business, Bulleid received a telegram with the cryptic news: 'Sir Herbert Walker wishes to see you twelve thirty tomorrow—Gresley'.

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Verb[edit]

telegram (third-person singular simple present telegrams, present participle telegramming, simple 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Albany Evening Journal, April 6, 1852: “A friend desires us to [] introduce a new word into the vocabulary. It is telegram, instead of telegraphic dispatch, or telegraphic communication.”

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English telegram.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /teːləˈɡrɑm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: te‧le‧gram
  • Rhymes: -ɑm

Noun[edit]

telegram n (plural telegrammen, diminutive telegrammetje n)

  1. telegram

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Descendants[edit]

  • Caribbean Javanese: tilgram, setilgram

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From tele- +‎ -gram.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

telegram m inan

  1. telegram (message sent by telegraph)
    Synonym: depesza

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective
noun

Further reading[edit]

  • telegram in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • telegram in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

telegram n (plural telegrame)

  1. Alternative form of telegramă

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /têleɡram/
  • Hyphenation: te‧le‧gram

Noun[edit]

tȅlegram m (Cyrillic spelling те̏леграм)

  1. telegram

Declension[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tele- +‎ -gram.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

telegram n

  1. a telegram, a message sent by telegraph

Declension[edit]

Declension of telegram 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative telegram telegrammet telegram telegrammen
Genitive telegrams telegrammets telegrams telegrammens

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Vilamovian[edit]

Noun[edit]

telegram n

  1. telegram, wire