Definition of 'telegram'
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If there was an urgent vacancy you might receive a telegram. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There were phone calls and letters and telegrams coming into the prison offering me jobs and asking for leniency for me. The Other Side of MeHis emotional journey begins as he realises that one day he will deliver the telegram saying that his older brother is dead. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Young people got killed, and their parents at home received the dreaded telegram. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I'm very proud to have received the telegram. The Sun (2010)Or it was like reading a million little telegram messages being beamed out like an SOS to the world. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Lily May herself had just turned 21 when the telegram arrived saying that her husband was missing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Thousands sent telegrams and letters of support, and many included money to help "Ollie" cover the cost of his defense. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Upon the second day of his absence I received a telegram from the major, imploring me to come at once. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)I wondered also if you would know what I was trying to say in the telegram. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'telegram'
British English: telegram /ˈtɛlɪˌɡræm/ NOUN
A telegram is a message that is sent by electricity or radio and then printed and delivered to someone's home or office.
The president received the news by telegram.
- American English: telegram
- Arabic: تِلِغْراف
- Brazilian Portuguese: telegrama
- Chinese: 电报
- Croatian: brzojav
- Czech: telegram
- Danish: telegram
- Dutch: telegram
- European Spanish: telegrama
- Finnish: sähke
- French: télégramme
- German: Telegramm
- Greek: τηλεγράφημα
- Italian: telegramma
- Japanese: 電報
- Korean: 전보
- Norwegian: telegram
- Polish: telegram
- European Portuguese: telegrama
- Romanian: telegramă
- Russian: телеграмма
- Spanish: telegrama
- Swedish: telegram
- Thai: โทรเลข
- Turkish: telgraf
- Ukrainian: телеграма
- Vietnamese: bức điện tín
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