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Adjective
Having a marked effect or impact
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“The project represents a telling achievement in the combination of technical and artistic endeavor.”
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Revealing information in an indirect manner
“Ron would flash Helga a telling smirk after his victory.”
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Based on, or displaying, common sense
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Vigorously keen or severe in expression or style
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Giving clear and vividly explicit details
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Producing strong feelings and emotions
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Conveying knowledge, information or instruction
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Showy, bold or audacious in behavior or appearance
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The most significant or important
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Concise and meaningful
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Sure
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Denoting a high degree of seriousness
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Acting as a sign or warning of a good or bad event in the future
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Well chosen or suited to the circumstances
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Noun
The act of narration
“The children sat and listened intently to the telling of the riveting story.”
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The making known of something that was previously secret or unknown
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New information
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Mutual communication
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A practice or trial performance of a play or other work for later public performance
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An act of determining the total number of something
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A statement or account that makes something clear
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Present participle for to give an account of
“Please tell the truth about what happened last night.”
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Present participle for to communicate information to someone in spoken or written words
“Hearing her friends tell her how lucky she was to have someone so devoted only made it worse.”
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Present participle for to order or advise someone to do something
“My mother is going to tell me to come down for dinner soon.”
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Present participle for to decide or determine correctly or with certainty
“I can tell that this is going to be a fun-filled weekend.”
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Present participle for to make a promise
“I am telling you. My plan is going to work!”
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Present participle for to discover, distinguish, or discern
“It may be difficult initially to tell the difference between the two brothers.”
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(tell on) Present participle for to impact or take its toll on
“The constant stress from work was beginning to tell on Michael.”
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Present participle for to reveal secrets or gossip
“This is our little secret. Don't tell!”
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(tell on) Present participle for to inform someone of the misdemeanors of
“I messed up, but I knew that none of my friends were going to tell on me.”
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Present participle for to find the sum of (a collection of things)
“Who among us can tell the number of grains of sand in the world?”
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