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. Utah John Krasinski:

    I promised myself I wanted to do a movie that would be singular to my story telling, but if I did it, it would have to be something that I would have a take on that no one else would have, so I was really proud of this job, but to me it was all about the story. I think Jim [Strouse] wrote a really realistic and a very honest take on what family is… He writes real honest people and real honest situations that you have to live through, and that’s what life is. Life isn't simple and predictable; it’s actually very messy.

  2. Adam DiSabato:

    I had to have my lawyer call him, telling him to stop calling me.

  3. Jennie Gorbunow:

    He’s the kind of person when we got to see him after the surgery and I’m crying, he’s like, ‘It’s OK,’ i’m like, ‘What are you telling me it’s okay for? I should be telling you it’s okay.’.

  4. Bucky Hellwig:

    If you see strength in the last hour, that's very bullish, what this is telling me is that maybe we don't want to be short going into a period of time when maybe the Fed is backing off of its rate increases.

  5. David Pressman.Read MorePressman:

    There is no question in the mind of any American why this man's job is over, why this country now has one less soldier serving it at the White House, lTC Vindman was asked to leave for telling the truth. President Donald Trump on Saturday honor, President Donald Trump on Saturday commitment to right, frightened the powerful.

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