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Meaning of TELLING

Pronunciation:  'teling

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  disclosing information or giving evidence about another
  2. [n]  informing by words
  3. [n]  an act of narration; "he was the hero according to his own relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"
  4. [adj]  producing a strong effect; "gave an impressive performance as Othello"; "a telling gesture"
  5. [adj]  powerfully persuasive; "a cogent argument"; "a telling presentation"; "a weighty argument"
  6. [adj]  disclosing unintentionally; "a telling smile"; "a telltale panel of lights"; "a telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down"

TELLING is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: apprisal, cogent, effective, effectual, efficacious, forceful, impressive, informative, informatory, notification, recounting, relation, revealing, singing, tattle, telltale(a), weighty
 See Also: disclosure, informing, making known, narration, notice, recital, revealing, revelation, yarn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tell"ing\, a.
Operating with great effect; effective; as, a telling speech.
-- {Tell"ing*ly}, adv.