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Meaning & Definition of Telling in English

English

Telling

/tɛlɪŋ/

noun

1. An act of narration

  • "He was the hero according to his own relation"
  • "His endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"
    synonym:
  • relation
  • ,
  • telling
  • ,
  • recounting

2. Informing by words

    synonym:
  • telling
  • ,
  • apprisal
  • ,
  • notification

3. Disclosing information or giving evidence about another

    synonym:
  • tattle
  • ,
  • singing
  • ,
  • telling

adjective

1. Disclosing unintentionally

  • "A telling smile"
  • "A telltale panel of lights"
  • "A telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down"
    synonym:
  • revealing
  • ,
  • telling
  • ,
  • telltale(a)

2. Powerfully persuasive

  • "A cogent argument"
  • "A telling presentation"
  • "A weighty argument"
    synonym:
  • cogent
  • ,
  • telling
  • ,
  • weighty

3. Producing a strong effect

  • "Gave an impressive performance as othello"
  • "A telling gesture"
    synonym:
  • impressive
  • ,
  • telling

Examples of using

Tom probably knows more than he's telling us.
Is there something you're not telling me?
Is there something you're not telling us?