Definition of telegram in English:
A message sent by telegraph and then delivered in written or printed form, used in the UK only for international messages since 1981.
- He was a spoilt child and became an utterly self-obsessed adult - he used to lock himself in an upstairs room and send his wife telegrams demanding she deliver him a meal.
- They were the days of letters, telexes, faxes and telegrams.
- They had been writing so regularly - and often sending telegrams - that she knew almost to the day where the herd would be.