What does Telling mean?

Definitions for Telling
ˈtɛl ɪŋTelling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. relation, telling, recountingnoun

    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, notificationnoun

    informing by words

  3. tattle, singing, tellingadjective

    disclosing information or giving evidence about another

  4. revealing, telling, telltale(a)adjective

    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, weightyadjective

    powerfully persuasive

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

  6. impressive, tellingadjective

    producing a strong effect

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

Wiktionary

  1. tellingnoun

    The act of narration.

  2. tellingnoun

    The disclosure of information.

  3. tellingnoun

    Counting, numbering.

  4. tellingadjective

    having force

  5. tellingadjective

    revealing information

  6. tellingadjective

    serving to convince

Webster Dictionary

  1. Telling

    of Tell

  2. Tellingadjective

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

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  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

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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. Enrico Dallavecchia:

    He was ahead of his time in terms of understanding risk, if he felt that the returns were not high enough for the risk, he would turn down a deal, even if people underneath him were telling him to do it.

  2. Islam Hammad:

    The police said no flags, no swim, but we didn’t know that rule, there was nobody here telling us.

  3. Photographer Tom King:

    A lot of the photography that I was seeing was just photography of dead bodies, i didn't feel those pictures were really telling me anything extra apart from somebody being brutally killed, and once you've seen a couple of those pictures you understand what's happening.

  4. Mark Levin:

    Do I miss Twitter? No, people keep telling me to go back on Twitter, so apparently they miss me on Twitter.

  5. Nancy Krieger:

    In a sense, the body is telling the story.

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