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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

telling ‎(comparative more telling, superlative most telling)

  1. having force
  2. revealing information
    • 2014 October 21, Oliver Brown, “Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years – sport afforded no protection against his tragic fallibilities: Bladerunner's punishment for killing Reeva Steenkamp is but a frippery when set against the burden that her bereft parents, June and Barry, must carry [print version: No room for sentimentality in this tragedy, 13 September 2014, p. S22]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Sport)[1]:
      But ever since the concept of "hamartia" recurred through Aristotle's Poetics, in an attempt to describe man's ingrained iniquity, our impulse has been to identify a telling defect in those brought suddenly and dramatically low.
  3. serving to convince

VerbEdit

telling

  1. present participle of tell

NounEdit

telling ‎(plural tellings)

  1. The act of narration.
  2. The disclosure of information.
  3. (archaic) Counting, numbering.

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: tel‧ling

EtymologyEdit

From tellen +‎ -ing

NounEdit

telling f ‎(plural tellingen, diminutive tellinkje n)

  1. counting, count

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