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telegramnoun [C]

uk   /ˈtel.ɪ.ɡræm/ us   /ˈtel.ə.ɡræm/ US also wire
(especially in the past) a piece of paper with a message sent by telegraph
(Definition of telegram from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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telegramnoun [C]

us   /ˈtel·əˌɡræm/ also wire
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telegramnoun [C]

uk   /ˈtelɪɡræm/ us   COMMUNICATIONS
a message that is sent using wires that carry electrical signals and then printed out. Telegrams have now been replaced by faxes and email.
(Definition of telegram from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “telegram”
in Korean 전보…
in Arabic بَرقِيّة…
in Malaysian telegram…
in French télégramme…
in Russian телеграмма…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指過去的)電報…
in Italian telegramma…
in Turkish telgraf…
in Polish telegram…
in Spanish telegrama…
in Vietnamese bức điện tín…
in Portuguese telegrama…
in Thai โทรเลข…
in German das Telegramm…
in Catalan telegrama…
in Japanese 電報…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指过去的)电报…
in Indonesian telegram…
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