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    telling - Dictionary definition and meaning for word telling

    Definition
    (noun) an act of narration
    Synonyms : recounting , relation
    Example Sentence
    • he was the hero according to his own relation
    • his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable
    Definition
    (noun) informing by words
    Synonyms : apprisal , notification
    Definition
    (noun) disclosing information or giving evidence about another
    Synonyms : singing , tattle
    Definition
    (adj) disclosing unintentionally
    Synonyms : revealing , telltale
    Example Sentence
    • a telling smile
    • a telltale panel of lights
    • a telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down
    Definition
    (adj) powerfully persuasive
    Synonyms : cogent , weighty
    Example Sentence
    • a cogent argument
    • a telling presentation
    • a weighty argument
    Definition
    (adj) producing a strong effect
    Synonyms : impressive
    Example Sentence
    • gave an impressive performance as Othello
    • a telling gesture