Definitions of telling:
  • noun:   informing by words
  • noun:   an act of narration
  • noun:   disclosing information or giving evidence about another
  • adjective:   disclosing unintentionally
    Example: "A telling smile"
  • adjective:   producing a strong effect
    Example: "A telling gesture"
  • adjective:   powerfully persuasive
    Example: "A telling presentation"

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