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Meaning of TELLTALE

Pronunciation:  'tel`teyl

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  someone who gossips indiscreetly

TELLTALE is a 8 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: blabbermouth, talebearer, taleteller, tattler, tattletale
 See Also: gossip, gossiper, newsmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tell"tale`\, a.
    Telling tales; babbling. ``The telltale heart.'' --Poe.
  2. \Tell"tale`\, n.
    1. One who officiously communicates information of the
       private concerns of others; one who tells that which
       prudence should suppress.
    2. (Mus.) A movable piece of ivory, lead, or other material,
       connected with the bellows of an organ, that gives notice,
       by its position, when the wind is exhausted.
    3. (Naut.)
       (a) A mechanical attachment to the steering wheel, which,
           in the absence of a tiller, shows the position of the
       (b) A compass in the cabin of a vessel, usually placed
           where the captain can see it at all hours, and thus
           inform himself of the vessel's course.
    4. (Mach.) A machine or contrivance for indicating or
       recording something, particularly for keeping a check upon
       employees, as factory hands, watchmen, drivers, check
       takers, and the like, by revealing to their employers what
       they have done or omitted.
    5. (Zo["o]l.) The tattler. See {Tattler}.