What does TELLING mean?

Definitions for TELLING
ˈtɛl ɪŋTELLING

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word TELLING.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. relation, telling, recounting(noun)

    an act of narration

    "he was the hero according to his own relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"

  2. telling, apprisal, notification(noun)

    informing by words

  3. tattle, singing, telling(adj)

    disclosing information or giving evidence about another

  4. revealing, telling, telltale(a)(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"

  5. cogent, telling, weighty(adj)

    powerfully persuasive

    "a cogent argument"; "a telling presentation"; "a weighty argument"

  6. impressive, telling(adj)

    producing a strong effect

    "gave an impressive performance as Othello"; "a telling gesture"

Wiktionary

  1. telling(Noun)

    The act of narration.

  2. telling(Noun)

    The disclosure of information.

  3. telling(Noun)

    Counting, numbering.

  4. telling(Adjective)

    having force

  5. telling(Adjective)

    revealing information

  6. telling(Adjective)

    serving to convince

Webster Dictionary

  1. Telling

    of Tell

  2. Telling(adj)

    operating with great effect; effective; as, a telling speech

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TELLING' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2100

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TELLING' in Written Corpus Frequency: #761

How to pronounce TELLING?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say TELLING in sign language?

  1. telling

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TELLING in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TELLING in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of TELLING in a Sentence

  1. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna:

    While everyone knows we need to reduce emissions, having a plan to get there requires work ... it's not about the federal government just telling everyone what to do.

  2. Susan Courtney:

    Telling people 'don't do that,' especially if they have been previously rewarded, isn't nearly as effective.

  3. Leisha Campbell:

    Everyone is telling us we should play the lottery, we feel this is a lucky day and are excited to get family photos with Santa.

  4. Anil Bansal:

    It is easier to get jobs by telling lies than being truthful or nice in the private sector enterprise.

  5. Dave Bremer:

    And then the next minute he would be the sweetest little guy, who was looking you directly in the eyes and telling you he loved you, you can't help but love him.

Images & Illustrations of TELLING

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. motile
    • B. jejune
    • C. naiant
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