• Telegraph

    Pronunciation

    • UK IPA: /ˈtɛl.ə.ɡɹæf/, /ˈtɛl.ɪ.ɡɹæf/

    Origin

    From French télégraphe.

    Noun

    telegraph

    (plural telegraphs)
    1. (historical) An apparatus, or a process, for communicating rapidly between distant points, especially by means of established visible or audible signals representing words or ideas, or by means of words and signs, transmitted by electrical means.

    Full definition of telegraph

    Verb

    1. To send a message by telegraph
    2. To give nonverbal signals to another, as with gestures or a change in attitude.Her frown telegraphed her displeasure.
    3. To show one's intended action unintentionally.
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