Telegraphese



[tel-i-gra-feez, -fees, tel-i-gra-feez, -fees] /ˈtɛl ɪ græˌfiz, -ˌfis, ˌtɛl ɪ græˈfiz, -ˈfis/
noun
1.
a style of writing or speaking distinguished by the omissions, abbreviations, and combinations that are characteristic of telegrams, as in “ expect arrive six evening. ”.

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    adjective 1. of or relating to the telegraph. 2. concise, clipped, or elliptical in style: telegraphic speech. adjective 1. used in or transmitted by telegraphy 2. of or relating to a telegraph 3. having a concise style; clipped: telegraphic speech

  • Telegraphically

    adjective 1. of or relating to the telegraph. 2. concise, clipped, or elliptical in style: telegraphic speech. adjective 1. used in or transmitted by telegraphy 2. of or relating to a telegraph 3. having a concise style; clipped: telegraphic speech



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