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?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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    Indian

How to say telling in sign language?

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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. Nancy Krieger:

    The fact that our study, published 10 years ago, was the only other study that's actually had data on measured physical health outcomes of self-reported experiences of sexual harassment is pretty telling.

  2. Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra:

    What a statement to women across America -- that a mostly older male body is telling women what they can do with their bodies.

  3. Bruce Franks Jr.:

    They come in and they say, ‘Listen, we could lose a Senate seat.’ And they’re telling us that we can lose a senator that we never knew existed because this person hasn’t shown up in our community. This person hasn’t spoken to our needs, i’m going to vote for Claire, but Claire is going to have to bring her a-- to St. Louis. Period. She’s going to have to show up, and it’s not just about talking. You have made some folks upset and if there is a reason why you voted this way, then you need to effectively communicate that.

  4. Harvey Weinstein:

    If you enter my body via tongue, fingers, penis, object without my consent, that to me is rape and I need no law telling me what I know to be true.

  5. Cassandra Gesecki:

    They're the ones telling us what to take and where.

Images & Illustrations of telling

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