Translation of telegraph in Spanish:


telégrafo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈtɛləˌɡræf//ˈtɛlɪɡrɑːf/


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    telégrafo masculine
    (cable/wire) (before noun) telegráfico
    • He was instructed to announce, if possible, his coming by telegraph and report to the medical director at the place of destination.
    • For about a hundred years the principal method of long distance communication was by telegraph.
    • However, message transmission by telegraph was a slow and sometimes uncertain way of sending information.
    • Women as perpetrators include nearly 200 women tried as spies, smugglers, couriers, and saboteurs conducting such activity as cutting telegraph wire.
    • There was so much emigration in the past I remember, in the post office, people would send money home by telegraph every week.
    • During the 1870s much of East Asia, including Australia, was linked by telegraph, though the trans-Pacific cable was not complete until 1902.
    • In 1877 the town was connected by telegraph to Adelaide but it was not until 1911 that a telephone exchange was installed.
    • The telegraph wires had broken as well, according to the couple that had stopped by.
    • Trading stores were looted and telegraph wires cut.
    • Six months after the arrival of the telegraph, all southern provinces were linked by telegraph lines.
    • The mathematical description of heat flow linked his work on thermodynamics, the cooling of the Earth and even the flow of electrical signals through telegraph wires.
    • The transcontinental telegraph wire connecting the east and west coasts of America was completed in 1861.
    • It was communication by telegraph that brought one of the biggest revolutions in weather forecasting techniques.
    • Miraculously, even the telegraph wires along which Morse code messages once pulsed still dangle in the breeze.
    • On 11 May 1874 the residents of Callington celebrated the connection by telegraph with Adelaide.
    • There were now 50,000 miles of telegraph wire in the theatre of war, making coverage more extensive and immediate.
    • There was also the Morse code telegraph system which dated from the earliest days and remained in use to supplement the telephones.
    • The encirclement of the world by telegraph by the early 1870s represented yet another revolution in communications.
    • The train can only proceed when the line ahead is clear, as indicated back to the previous staff station by telegraph.
    • The sender would tap out messages in Morse code, which would be transmitted down the telegraph wire to a human decoder translating them back into ordinary characters.
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    telegrama masculine
    despacho telegráfico masculine

transitive verb

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    (congratulations/message) telegrafiar
    I telegraphed her to come at once le telegrafié para que viniera inmediatamente
    • I telegraphed him $200 le mandé un giro de / le giré 200 dólares
    • Make sure that your upper body doesn't make any unnecessary movements that will telegraph your intentions to your opponent.
    • Sarcasm is usually pretty obvious and shouldn't need telegraphing in such a crude manner.
    • He telegraphs a curious expression across the curious pseudo - restaurant that serves as the canteen in the bowels of Television Centre.
    • The Home Office has telegraphed to the police authorities intimating that a certain relaxation on the Lighting Regulation is permitted.
    • You never want to telegraph that you underestimate in any way, shape or form your opponent's strength.
    • Openly telegraphing the intention to change policy has become standard operating procedure there.
    • When the special was arranged for, my agent instantly telegraphed to me and warned me how soon I should have everything ready.
    • Owners emerge, eye contact is made, body language is telegraphed.
    • ‘People are profoundly shocked here,’ Churchill telegraphed to Eisenhower that evening.
    • All of this will lead to some explosive moments later in the play, but for now the easily anticipated and telegraphed surprise at the end of this scene is that Laurel is back in town, having collected Matthew on her short jaunt Outside.
    • His body language telegraphed his torment, and in the midst of England's victory celebrations, a quiet statement went out that he would be taking an indefinite break from all forms of cricket.
    • How do we not telegraph to the rest of the world that we are vulnerable in some way?
    • The PIC directed the removal of the power cords, which I acknowledged and telegraphed to the sergeant.
    • It's my opinion that both these methods are turgid in the extreme and what is more, they telegraph Germany's intentions early on.
    • Those moments where Smith telegraphs exactly what is due next and then executes the moment perfectly are what make the film work so well.
    • That's partly because policymakers have telegraphed their intentions with extraordinary clarity.
    • The story line is telegraphed from word one and the meticulous unfolding plot plods ahead inexorably without the slightest bit of suspense.
    • He may telegraph from his country much news which is unexceptionable.
    • She likes large gestures, preferably telegraphed in advance to cue the laugh lines.
    • But when such disputation is telegraphed to a wired world in real time, it can wreak havoc with U.S. diplomacy.
    • Thirdly, there is a chronic shortage of comic tension, so that when the jokes do come along, they are neither surprising, nor amusing, because they have been so clearly telegraphed.
    • Unless this strategy takes account of the realpolitik of dealings with the EU, it too runs the risk of telegraphing the Government's intentions in a way that could cost a high price in negotiations, and in the years to come.
    • Her body language telegraphed her growing doubt.
    • Some are telegraphed halfway through the story while others come as a complete surprise.
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intransitive verb

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    mandar un telegrama