English adjective: telling
|1.||telling disclosing unintentionally|
|Samples||A telling smile.|
A telltale panel of lights.
A telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down.
|2.||telling powerfully persuasive|
|Samples||A cogent argument.|
A telling presentation.
A weighty argument.
|3.||telling producing a strong effect|
|Samples||Gave an impressive performance as Othello.|
A telling gesture.
|Similar||effective, effectual, efficacious|
|Antonyms||ineffective, ineffectual, uneffective|
English noun: telling
|1.||telling (communication) an act of narration|
|Samples||He was the hero according to his own relation.|
His endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable.
|Broader (hypernym)||narration, recital, yarn|
|2.||telling (communication) informing by words|
|Broader (hypernym)||informing, making known|
|Narrower (hyponym)||notice, warning|
|3.||telling (communication) disclosing information or giving evidence about another|
|Broader (hypernym)||disclosure, revealing, revelation|