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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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

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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. Michael Fanone:

    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.

  2. Chip Roy:

    I'm telling you, in the United States Congress, even right here in Texas.

  3. Bryan Fuller:

    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.

  4. Assemblyman James Gallagher:

    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.

  5. Bryce Ballew:

    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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