Definitions for telling

Definitions for (noun) telling

Main entry: tattle, telling, singing

Definition: disclosing information or giving evidence about another

Main entry: notification, telling, apprisal

Definition: informing by words

Main entry: telling, recounting, relation

Definition: an act of narration

Usage: he was the hero according to his own relation; his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable

Definitions for (adj) telling

Main entry: impressive, telling

Definition: producing a strong effect

Usage: gave an impressive performance as Othello; a telling gesture

Main entry: telling, telltale, revealing

Definition: disclosing unintentionally

Usage: a telling smile; a telltale panel of lights; a telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down

Main entry: cogent, telling, weighty

Definition: powerfully persuasive

Usage: a cogent argument; a telling presentation; a weighty argument

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