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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Language characterized by terseness and ellipsis as in messages sent by electric transmission over wire.

Usage examples (9)
  • And telegraphese is not good for the development of a prose style.
  • Would this be an appropriate moment to draw to your attention the interesting case of postcardese, a derivative of telegraphese perhaps: "Having a lovely time, wish you...
  • This simple story was told in very touching and beautiful language, by no means telegraphese, and Barty and I were deeply affected by it.
  • Also, this is quite a new trade for me, who have only dealt hitherto in foreign wines, and British party politics, and bimetallism -- and can only write in telegraphese! for more
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