lettergram etymology

English word lettergram comes from English telegram (To send a telegram. A message transmitted by telegraph.), English letter

Detailed word origin of lettergram

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
telegram English (eng) To send a telegram. A message transmitted by telegraph.
letter English (eng) (Canada, uncountable) A size of paper, 215 mm × 280 mm.. (US, scholastic). (US, uncountable) A size of paper, 8½ in × 11 in (215.9 mm × 279.4 mm, US paper sizes rounded to the nearest 5 mm).. (plural) Literature.. (printing, dated) A single type; type, collectively; a style of type.. A symbol in an alphabet.. A written or printed communication, generally longer and more formal than a note.. [...]
lettergram English (eng) (historical) A telegram longer than an ordinary message and sent more cheaply and with a lower priority.

Words with the same origin as lettergram

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