What does telling mean?

Definitions for telling
ˈtɛl ɪŋtelling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. relation, telling, recounting(noun)

    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, notification(noun)

    informing by words

  3. tattle, singing, telling(adj)

    disclosing information or giving evidence about another

  4. revealing, telling, telltale(a)(adj)

    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, weighty(adj)

    powerfully persuasive

    "a cogent argument"; "a telling presentation"; "a weighty argument"

  6. impressive, telling(adj)

    producing a strong effect

    "gave an impressive performance as Othello"; "a telling gesture"

Wiktionary

  1. telling(Noun)

    The act of narration.

  2. telling(Noun)

    The disclosure of information.

  3. telling(Noun)

    Counting, numbering.

  4. telling(Adjective)

    having force

  5. telling(Adjective)

    revealing information

  6. telling(Adjective)

    serving to convince

Webster Dictionary

  1. Telling

    of Tell

  2. Telling(adj)

    operating with great effect; effective; as, a telling speech

British National Corpus

  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
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    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. Donald Trump:

    In the end, Mexico is going to pay for the wall, I'm just telling you that.

  2. Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia:

    We played on the swing, that was when I roared with laughter, the fall was so wonderful! Indeed! I told the sisters about it so many times yesterday that they got quite fed up, but I could go on telling it masses of times ... What weather we've had! One could simply shout with joy.

  3. Duncan Bew:

    The futility of speaking to families and telling mothers their children have died has spurred a lot of us to think : what more could we have done to have actually stopped it happening ?

  4. Though Handler:

    I could have fired her, but instead I just stopped spending any personal time with her, the fact that I would allow anyone like that even work for me when everyone was telling me to fire her —and she’s complaining that I wouldn’t hang out with her? Or discuss my negotiations?

  5. Arthur Caplan:

    Sadly, I think part of the reason we see so much money here is that people do want to help, but we're operating in a kind of culture where people aren't listening to what the experts are telling them, it's one of those sad effects, I think, of anti-science.

Images & Illustrations of telling

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