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Definition 1: informing by words - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for telling in the sense of this definition

(telling is a kind of ...) a speech act that conveys information

(... is a kind of telling ) 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"

(... is a kind of telling ) notification of something, usually in advance

"they gave little warning of their arrival" "she had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin"

Definition 2: an act of narration - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where telling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was the hero according to his own relation
  • his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable

Synonyms for telling in the sense of this definition

(telling is a kind of ...) the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events

"his narration was hesitant"

Definition 3: disclosing information or giving evidence about another - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for telling in the sense of this definition

(telling is a kind of ...) the speech act of making something evident

Definition 4: producing a strong effect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where telling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gave an impressive performance as Othello
  • a telling gesture

Synonyms for telling in the sense of this definition

(telling is similar to ...) 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" "effective teaching methods" "effective steps toward peace" "made an effective entrance" "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action" "an efficacious law"

Definition 5: disclosing unintentionally something concealed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where telling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a telling smile
  • a telltale panel of lights
  • a telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down

Synonyms for telling in the sense of this definition

(telling is similar to ...) providing or conveying information

Definition 6: powerfully persuasive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where telling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cogent argument
  • a telling presentation
  • a weighty argument

Synonyms for telling in the sense of this definition

(telling is similar to ...) intended or having the power to induce action or belief

"persuasive eloquence" "a most persuasive speaker" "a persuasive argument"

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