Definition of telegraphic in English:


Syllabification: tel·e·graph·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌteləˈgrafik


  • 1Of or by telegraphs or telegrams: the telegraphic transfer of the funds
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    • If the customer orders that the money be transmitted by a telegraphic transfer or by telex, it is to be assumed that he requires the transaction to be carried out on the same day.
    • Then he sent £100,000 by telegraphic transfer to Austin.
    • All payments under this pledge shall be made in United States Dollars by means of telegraphic transfer remittance to the mutually agreed bank account.
  • 2(Especially of speech) omitting inessential words; concise.
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    • The speech is often called telegraphic (nouns and action verbs only) and is flat, unmelodic, and distorted.
    • Pearls was the telegraphic code word for bed bugs!
    • Messages tend to be short, even telegraphic, and may omit grammatical bridges.



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
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  • Because we've grown accustomed to films that relate plot telegraphically, this extended scene may feel like a tedious indulgence.
  • In Boston, Alexander Graham Bell filed a patent for an invention capable of ‘transmitting vocal utterance telegraphically,’ the device that would come to be known as the telephone.
  • A few examples, telegraphically stated, must suffice here.

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