tell-worthy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From tell +‎ -worthy.

AdjectiveEdit

tell-worthy (comparative more tell-worthy, superlative most tell-worthy)

  1. Worthy to be told
    • 2004, Jerry S. Piven, The Psychology of Death in Fantasy and History:
      For a narrative to be tell-worthy, it should be about the breach of a human plight, a deviation of a canonical script. Suicide and intentional pursuit of death are tell-worthy events.
    • 2015, Matthew T. Prior, Emotion and Discourse in L2 Narrative Research:
      [...] based on the assumption that the precipitating conditions and state of being 'split in pieces' result in a tell-worthy emotional account.
    • 2015, Teresa Cadierno, Søren Wind Eskildsen, Usage-Based Perspectives on Second Language Learning:
      But it is only at more advanced levels that it begins to be retooled at story openings in the function of a disjunct marker (Jefferson 1978) which announces that something different is coming up (i.e., the launching of a tell-worthy story) or as part of a yes-but turn architecture (Pomerantz 1984) during prefatory talk that functions to push an upcoming disagreement back into the turn-in-progress.