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

How to pronounce Telling?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Manik Narain:

    The data is telling us that EM's exernal sector is effectively still in recession - that is one factor that will keep currencies volatile and equity markets quite choppy, these are growth-sensitive asset classes and that is one part of the story that is under deep strain at the moment.

  2. Gabe Killian/Instagram:

    I’ve threatened many people on the internet who have never been to my restaurant … I see nothing wrong in telling someone I believe to be a troll to f--- off.

  3. Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club:

    This is why I loved the support groups so much. If people thought you were dying, they gave you their full attention. If this might be the last time they saw you, they really saw you… People listened instead of just waiting for their turn to speak. And when they spoke, they weren't telling you a story. When the two of you talked, you were building something, and afterward you were both different than before.

  4. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio:

    She spent over a week telling the families of those victims and the American people that it was because of a video, and yet the mainstream media is going around saying it was the greatest week in Hillary Clinton's campaign. It was the week she got exposed as a liar.

  5. Beth Shyken-Rothbart:

    We have seen a real variety in how field offices across the country are handling these cases, some field office staff are better educated than others and unfortunately the offices that have staff that are uninformed about this process have incorrectly turned people away, telling them that they are not eligible for this relief.

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