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ˈtæt lərtat·tler

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tattletale, tattler, taleteller, talebearer, telltale, blabbermouthnoun

    someone who gossips indiscreetly

  2. tattlernoun

    any of several long-legged shorebirds having a loud whistling cry


  1. tattlernoun

    One who tattles (notifies authorities of illicit behavior) or is inclined to do so; a tattletale.

  2. tattlernoun

    Either of two similar bird species in the shorebird genus Heteroscelus (Tringa in some taxonomies).

  3. tattlernoun

    A device fitted to a vehicle to measure mileage etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tattlernoun

    one who tattles; an idle talker; one who tells tales

  2. Tattlernoun

    any one of several species of large, long-legged sandpipers belonging to the genus Totanus


  1. Tattler

    The tattlers are the two very similar bird species in the shorebird genus Tringa. They formerly had their own genus, Heteroscelus. The old genus name means "different leg" in Greek, referring to the leg scales that differentiate the tattlers from their close relatives, the shanks. The species are: ⁕Grey-tailed Tattler, Tringa brevipes ⁕Wandering Tattler, Tringa incana Tattlers resemble a Common Redshank in shape and size, but not in color. Their upper parts, underwings, face and neck are greyish, and the belly and the weak supercilium are white, with some greyish streaking on the underside in breeding plumage. They have short yellowish legs and a bill with a pale base and dark tip. Certain identification to species depends on details like the length of the nasal groove and scaling on the tarsus. Birds in breeding plumage can also be identified by the underside pattern: the Grey-tailed Tattler has fine barring on throat, breast and flanks only, which appear light grey from a distance; the rest of the underside is pure white. The Wandering Tattler has a coarser barring, still visible from quite far away, all the way from the throat to the undertail coverts. In non-breeding plumage, observers with much experience will note that the Wandering Tattler is an overall darker bird with very weak supercilia, whereas the Grey-tailed Tattler is lighter – particularly on the face, due to their stronger supercilia. Their normal calls also differ strongly; the Grey-tailed Tattler has a disyllabic whistle, whereas the Wandering Tattler has a rippling trill. But when they flee from the observer or are otherwise startled or excited, both species alike give a variety of longer or shorter alarm calls.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tattler in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tattler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  • PetzeGerman
  • acuseteSpanish
  • kantelija, viklo, ajopiirturi, juorukello, kantelupukki, harmaavikloFinnish
  • chiacchierone, tachimetro, totanoItalian

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