telling

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtɛlɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈtɛlɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(teling)

From the verb tell: (⇒ conjugate)
telling is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."

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Synonyms:
crucial , conspicuous , devastating, significant , valid , revealing, effective , important , emphatic, impressive , forceful


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Sense: Verb: communicate ideas or information
Synonyms:
say , explain , state , communicate , make sth known, utter , speak , report , recite, announce, let sb know, declare , confess , impart, assert, mention , convey , reel off, spit out (informal), come out with (informal), release , give out, break , express , get something off your chest (informal), blurt out (informal), discuss , vent , proclaim
Antonyms:
hide , conceal , suppress , withhold , bottle up, forget , overlook , mix up, mislead , keep secret, keep to yourself, keep under your hat, have your lips sealed, keep under wraps, clam up (informal)
Sense: Verb: inform others
Synonyms:
inform, say to, speak to, talk to, notify , advise , let sb know, communicate with, give sb the facts, give sb the lowdown (informal), give sb the dope (slang), give sb notice, unburden yourself to, offload to (informal), warn , break the news to, break it to (informal), keep sb posted (informal), keep sb informed, keep sb up to date, level with sb (informal), confide in, open up to
Sense: Verb: reveal secrets
Synonyms:
gossip , blab (informal), talk , spill the beans (informal), let the cat out of the bag (informal), let sb in on, let out, let sth slip (informal), expose , squeal (slang), leak , tattle (US, informal), disclose , reveal , divulge, let sth slip (informal), lay sth open, tell tales (informal), tell on sb (informal), inform, inform on sb, give inside information, report to, come clean to (informal)
Sense: Verb: narrate events
Synonyms:
narrate, describe , recount, relate , set forth, report , depict , recite, give an account of
Antonyms:
be silent, listen
Sense: Verb: discern or deduce
Synonyms:
see , notice , know , ascertain, find out, differentiate, discriminate, discern, distinguish , spot , detect , grasp , identify, recognize , recognise (UK), perceive , understand
Antonyms:
wonder , guess , estimate , not see, be left guessing, ask , speculate, suggest
Sense: Verb: order
Synonyms:
order , instruct , command , direct , boss (informal), bark orders at, give orders to, give the order for, mandate , decree
Sense: Verb: take effect - followed by 'on', US
Synonyms:
affect , take effect, have an effect, have an impact, take its toll, make its presence felt, make itself felt, make itself known, influence , weigh , count , be felt, impact , impact on

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