Definitions for telling
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word telling.
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"
telling, apprisal, notificationnoun
informing by words
tattle, singing, tellingadjective
disclosing information or giving evidence about another
revealing, telling, telltale(a)adjective
"a telling smile"; "a telltale panel of lights"; "a telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down"
cogent, telling, weightyadjective
"a cogent argument"; "a telling presentation"; "a weighty argument"
producing a strong effect
"gave an impressive performance as Othello"; "a telling gesture"
The act of narration.
The disclosure of information.
serving to convince
operating with great effect; effective; as, a telling speech
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Rank popularity for the word 'telling' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2100
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Rank popularity for the word 'telling' in Written Corpus Frequency: #761
The numerical value of telling in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of telling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
I feel like I went to hell and back to protect them and the people in this room, but too many are now telling me that hell doesn't exist, or that hell actually wasn't that bad. The indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful.
I'm telling you, in the United States Congress, even right here in Texas.
We had been telling the story of Hannibal Lecter, foreigner in America, so far, and now we transition the story, he's returning to more familiar settings to lick his wounds. It allows us to explore the emotional bandwidth of his character and see him pining for his friend Will.
This hits really close to home for me, i represent Paradise, a town that was decimated by a wildfire in 2018. We have kept saying that we need to put more investment into fuel reduction. These fuels have built up in our forests over the decades, mostly because we've got rid of any kind of forestry management in California. The governor keeps telling everybody that he's putting all kinds of money into wildfire prevention. And as it turns out, it's been a fraction of what he's been stating to the California public.
I don't think someone would be telling the truth if they said they're not nervous about starting a full-time teaching position, but if I had completed seven more weeks, I don't know that I would feel any more prepared.
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