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. Marty Lyons:

    I wanted to make sure that the readers understood that there was more to me than being a football player, certainly, I appreciate it and Im very humbled and honored to be a part of the Jets organization, and I loved every minute of it. But there is nothing more important than me telling crossover stories about kids that have lost their lives at an early age because of cancer.

  2. Sakshi Tanwar:

    While I was shooting for Kahaani …I got a call from the director of Coffee House – Gurbir Singh. He asked me whether I was ready to take up a role in his film. Not many people are aware that Gurbirji was the person who offered me my first role in television – for a show called Dastoor. Those days I was a greenhorn, but still he had faith in my capabilities and offered me the role. Since the offer of Coffee House came from him, I definitely had to give it a good thought. Plus, many times it has happened in my life – and perhaps in everyone's life – while talking to someone about a project, an instinct tells you that it is something good for you. There may apparently be no rhyme or reason, but you do sense an inner voice telling you that it will be good. I got the same feeling with this film. Plus my saying yes also meant me saying thank you to him for restoring his faith in me.

  3. Kim Forrest:

    The data is telling us that the economy is improving but it is not super strong.

  4. Walter Jonesa:

    I did not do what I should have done to read and find out whether Bush was telling us the truth about Saddambeing responsible for 9/11 and having weapons of mass destruction, because I did not do my job then, I helped kill 4,000 Americans, and I will go to my grave regretting that.

  5. Michel Sapin:

    Friendship requires telling things as they are, we must avoid misunderstandings and make sure all, and especially the Greek side, understand how things are.

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