Definition of telegraphic in English:
1Of or by telegraphs or telegrams: the telegraphic transfer of the funds
More example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- Example sentences
- 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.
Words that rhyme with telegraphicautobiographic, autographic, bibliographic, biographic, calligraphic, cartographic, choreographic, cinematographic, cryptographic, demographic, geographic, graphic, hagiographic, historiographic, holographic, hydrographic, iconographic, lithographic, monographic, orthographic, palaeographic (US paleographic), photographic, pictographic, pornographic, reprographic, Sapphic, seraphic, stenographic, traffic, typographic, xerographic
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