Definitions for: Telling


[n] disclosing information or giving evidence about another
[n] informing by words
[n] an act of narration; "he was the hero according to his own relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"
[adj] producing a strong effect; "gave an impressive performance as Othello"; "a telling gesture"
[adj] powerfully persuasive; "a cogent argument"; "a telling presentation"; "a weighty argument"
[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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Tell"ing, a.
Operating with great effect; effective; as, a telling speech.
-- Tell"ing*ly, adv.

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

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