Definition of cablegram in English:

cablegram

noun

historical
  • A telegraph message sent by cable.

    ‘Walter shot off a cablegram’
    mass noun ‘we heard of his death by cablegram’
    • ‘Second, it broke these expenses down into a large series of cost accounts, tracking everything from the cost of fuel to the charges for cablegrams into separate cost categories.’
    • ‘My grandmother and father were just sitting down to dinner after coming home from church when the cablegram arrived.’
    • ‘A doctor did the describing in the interests of VD control, and cablegrams were provided that the men might reassure the folks back home that the 30th had landed having the situation well in hand.’
    • ‘Although the Office of Censorship did intercept and read letters and cablegrams and tap phone calls, most Americans accepted the abridgment of their First Amendment rights during the global crisis.’
    • ‘In the intervals between these desperate and expensive cablegrams to Benghazi - they were long and frequent - my employer would reminisce.’

Pronunciation

cablegram

/ˈkeɪb(ə)lɡram/