telegraph

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Etymology[edit]

From French télégraphe.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɛl.ə.ɡɹæf/, /ˈtɛl.ɪ.ɡɹæf/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑːf
  • Hyphenation: tel‧e‧graph

Noun[edit]

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telegraph (plural telegraphs)

  1. (historical) An apparatus, or a process, for communicating rapidly between distant points, especially by means of established visible or audible signals representing words or ideas, or by means of words and signs, transmitted by electrical means.
  2. (video games) A visible or audible cue that indicates to an opponent the action that a character is about to take.

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Verb[edit]

telegraph (third-person singular simple present telegraphs, present participle telegraphing, simple past and past participle telegraphed)

  1. To send a message by telegraph.
  2. To give nonverbal signals to another, as with gestures or a change in attitude.
    Her frown telegraphed her displeasure.
  3. To show one's intended action unintentionally.

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