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A telegram sent by submarine cable.

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(Telecommunications) a more formal name for cable5
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(ˈkeɪ bəlˌgræm)

a telegram sent by underwater cable.
[1865–70, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cablegram - a telegram sent abroadcablegram - a telegram sent abroad    
telegram, wire - a message transmitted by telegraph
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[ˈkeɪblgræm] Ncablegrama m
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[ˈkeɪblˌgræm] ncablogramma m
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References in classic literature ?
He would tell them about the cablegram when they were all on board the train.
'I say the cablegram shall go to-night!' cried Alexander, with energy.
'But there's one thing,' said the latter, 'cablegrams are dear; and I dare say you remember enough of the governor to guess the state of my finances.'
On his study table--a curious note of modernism where everything seemed to belong to a bygone world--was a cablegram. He tore it open.
Paul did send a cablegram. In a few minutes, and without the aid of music, the clergyman made them man and wife, and soon the glass shade had fallen that cuts off married couples from the world.
So quickly was this order filled that on the twelfth day after the arrival of the cablegram, the ships were on their way to Messina with the lumber.
"Here is a message for you, forwarded from Baltimore; it is a cablegram from Paris."
When my message has been presented to the person to whom it has been addressed, when my trust is discharged, then and then only shall I send that cablegram. That moment can only arrive at the end of my journey."
He gave rapid orders on many different matters, asked to have read to him a cablegram he expected from Petersburg, and one from Vienna.
After the Philippines took the bronze, President Magsaysay sent a cablegram from Manila to applaud the team in Brazil.
"Cablegram Dated 1 November 1956 from the President of the Council of Ministers of the Hungarian People's Republic addressed to the Secretary General." A /3251, November 1, 1956.
Besant, the supposed brother of Walter Besant, who brought an end to the whole affair by denying, via cablegram, the man's existence (WWWC 8:139).