telegram

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

tele- +‎ -gram. "A friend desires us to [] introduce a new word into the vocabulary. It is telegram, instead of telegraphic dispatch, or telegraphic communication." — Albany Evening Journal, April 6, 1852.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

telegram (plural telegrams)

  1. A message transmitted by telegraph.
    • 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.

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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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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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Polish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

telegram m inan

  1. telegram

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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

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tele- +‎ -gram.

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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