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tell·ing

 (tĕl′ĭng)
adj.
1. Having force and producing a striking effect.
2. Revealing previously unknown information.

tell′ing·ly adv.

telling

(ˈtɛlɪŋ)
adj
1. having a marked effect or impact: a telling blow.
2. revealing: a telling smile.
ˈtellingly adv

tell•ing

(ˈtɛl ɪŋ)

adj.
1. having force or effect; effective; striking: a telling blow.
2. indicative of much otherwise unnoticed; revealing: a telling analysis.
[1850–55]
tell′ing•ly, adv.

telling

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telling - an act of narrationtelling - an act of narration; "he was the hero according to his own relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"
recital, yarn, narration - the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events; "his narration was hesitant"
2.telling - informing by wordstelling - informing by words      
making known, informing - a speech act that conveys information
notice - advance notification (usually written) of the intention to withdraw from an arrangement of contract; "we received a notice to vacate the premises"; "he gave notice two months before he moved"
warning - notification of something, usually in advance; "they gave little warning of their arrival"; "she had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin"
3.telling - disclosing information or giving evidence about another
disclosure, revealing, revelation - the speech act of making something evident
Adj.1.telling - disclosing unintentionally; "a telling smile"; "a telltale panel of lights"; "a telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down"
informatory, informative - providing or conveying information
2.telling - powerfully persuasivetelling - powerfully persuasive; "a cogent argument"; "a telling presentation"; "a weighty argument"
persuasive - intended or having the power to induce action or belief; "persuasive eloquence"; "a most persuasive speaker"; "a persuasive argument"
3.telling - producing a strong effect; "gave an impressive performance as Othello"; "a telling gesture"
effective, effectual, efficacious - producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect; "an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford; "effective teaching methods"; "effective steps toward peace"; "made an effective entrance"; "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action"; "an efficacious law"

telling

telling

adjective
Serving to convince:
Translations
مُؤَثِّر، مُفْحِم
účinnývýmluvný
effektiv
áhrifaríkur

telling

[ˈtelɪŋ]
A. ADJ (= effective) [blow] → certero; [argument] → contundente, eficaz; (= significant) [figures, remark] → revelador
B. Nnarración f
the story did not lose in the tellingla historia no perdió nada al ser narrada

telling

[ˈtɛlɪŋ]
adj
(= revealing) [remark, detail] → révélateur/trice
(= effective) [argument, criticism] → convaincant(e)
with telling effect, to telling effect (= very effectively) → très efficacement
n [story] → narration ftelling-off telling off [ˌtɛlɪŋˈɒf] nsavon m
to get a telling-off → se faire passer un savon; [child] → se faire grondertell-tale telltale [ˈtɛlteɪl]
nrapporteur/euse m/f
adj [sign] → éloquent(e), révélateur/trice

telling

adj (= effective)wirkungsvoll; argument alsoschlagend; blow (lit, fig)empfindlich; (= revealing)aufschlussreich; blushverräterisch
n
(= narration)Erzählen nt; it loses a lot in the tellingdas kann man gar nicht so schön erzählen
there is no telling what he may doman kann nicht sagen or wissen, was er tut; there’s no tellingdas lässt sich nicht sagen; there’s no telling how long the talks could lastes lässt sich nicht absehen, wie lange die Gespräche dauern werden; there’s never any telling with himbei ihm lässt sich das nie sagen

telling

[ˈtɛlɪŋ] adj (effective, blow) → efficace; (significant, figures, remark, detail) → rivelatore/trice

tell

(tel) past tense, past participle told (tould) verb
1. to inform or give information to (a person) about (something). He told the whole story to John; He told John about it.
2. to order or command; to suggest or warn. I told him to go away.
3. to say or express in words. to tell lies / the truth / a story.
4. to distinguish; to see (a difference); to know or decide. Can you tell the difference between them?; I can't tell one from the other; You can tell if the meat is cooked by/from the colour.
5. to give away a secret. You mustn't tell or we'll get into trouble.
6. to be effective; to be seen to give (good) results. Good teaching will always tell.
ˈteller noun
1. a person who receives or pays out money over the counter at a bank.
2. a person who tells (stories). a story-teller.
ˈtelling adjective
having a great effect. a telling argument.
ˈtellingly adverb
ˈtelltale adjective
giving information (often which a person would not wish to be known). the telltale signs of guilt.
I told you so
I told or warned you that this would happen, had happened etc, and I was right. `I told you so, but you wouldn't believe me.
tell off to scold: The teacher used to tell me off for not doing my homework ( ˌtelling-ˈoff: He gave me a good telling-off) noun
tell on
1. to have a bad effect on. Smoking began to tell on his health.
2. to give information about (a person, usually if they are doing something wrong). I'm late for work – don't tell on me!
tell tales
to give away secret or private information about the (usually wrong) actions of others. You must never tell tales.
tell the time
to (be able to) know what time it is by looking at a clock etc or by any other means. He can tell the time from the position of the sun; Could you tell me the time, please?
there's no telling
it is impossible to know. There's no telling what he'll do!
you never can tell
it is possible. It might rain – you never can tell.
References in classic literature ?
That settled it, and telling him of Meg's mishap, Jo gratefully accepted and rushed up to bring down the rest of the party.
The beginning of the most materialistic age in the history of the world, when wars would be fought without patrio- tism, when men would forget God and only pay attention to moral standards, when the will to power would replace the will to serve and beauty would be well-nigh forgotten in the terrible headlong rush of mankind toward the acquiring of possessions, was telling its story to Jesse the man of God as it was to the men about him.
But he's written a wonderful story, telling how he happened to come across the ancient manuscripts in the tomb of some old Indian whose mummy he unearthed on a trip to Central America.
That afternoon she was telling me how highly esteemed our friend the badger was in her part of the world, and how men kept a special kind of dog, with very short legs, to hunt him.
Farther down, before one of the cottages, a lady in black was walking demurely up and down, telling her beads.
The Negros hung enchanted upon a great story of her experiences, interrupting her all along with eager questions, with laughter, exclamations of delight, and expressions of applause; and she was obliged to confess to herself that if there was anything better in this world than steamboating, it was the glory to be got by telling about it.
This parrot not only spoke well, but it had the gift of telling all that had been done before it.
Arthur has just gone, and I feel in better spirits than when I left off, so I can go on telling you about the day.
Then the Spirits smiled most kindly on her, and would have put their arms about her, and have kissed her cheek, but she drew back, telling them that every touch of theirs was like a wound to her.
Little Alice sat on Grandfather's footstool, with a picture- book in her hand; and, for every picture, the child was telling Grandfather a story.
Well, I had a haul on Tuesday evening that it's not much good my telling anybody about.
Mary Abramovna invited me to her house and kept telling me what had happened, or ought to have happened, to me.