What is telling?

  • (adj): Disclosing unintentionally.
    Example: "A telling smile"
    Synonyms: revealing, telltale
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on telling:

Language-based Learning Disability - Symptoms
... the reading of numbers sequentially, learning the time table, and telling time There are also difficulties associated with written language such as trouble learning new vocabulary ... or a classroom lecture, learning words to songs and rhymes, telling left from right, and having a hard time with reading and writing ... to read difficult Difficulties associated with motor skills include difficulty telling left from right which is part of motor incoordination, visual perceptual problems, and memory ...
And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
... And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" (also known in short as just "And I Am Telling You") is a torch song from the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, with lyrics by Tom Eyen ... In the context of the musical, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" is sung by the character Effie White, a singer with the girl group The Dreams, to her manager, Curtis Taylor Jr ... The lyrics to "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", often considered the show's signature tune, describe Effie's love for Curtis, both strongly devoted and defiant ...
A Mad & Faithful Telling
... A Mad Faithful Telling is the fifth album from the band DeVotchKa ... tour to date, in support of A Mad Faithful Telling, began on April 26, 2008 at the Coachella Music Festival ...
I'm Telling You For The Last Time
... I'm Telling You for the Last Time is a 1998 stand-up comedy special starring Jerry Seinfeld ... released as an album by the same title, and a VHS and DVD titled Jerry Seinfeld I'm Telling You for the Last Time - Live on Broadway ... are worthy of preservation." I'm Telling You for the Last Time was nominated for a 1999 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album ...
List Of Coronation Street Characters (2000) - Amy Goskirk
... employ another barmaid and she gets taken on after telling of her work experience ... other, Leanne confiding in Amy about her drug problems and Amy telling of her parents’ death when she was a child in a boating accident (the story told to Vera Duckworth was ... Amy winds up Leanne by telling her that Dev is forcing her to have an abortion and Leanne, in her anger, turns the majority of the women, and some of the men ...

More definitions of "telling":

  • (noun): Disclosing information or giving evidence about another.
    Synonyms: tattle, singing
  • (adj): Powerfully persuasive.
    Example: "A telling presentation"
    Synonyms: cogent, weighty
  • (adj): Producing a strong effect.
    Example: "A telling gesture"
    Synonyms: impressive

Famous quotes containing the word telling:

    The sea, vast and wild as it is, bears thus the waste and wrecks of human art to its remotest shore. There is no telling what it may not vomit up.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Wags try to invent new stories to tell about the legislature, and end by telling the old one about the senator who explained his unaccustomed possession of a large roll of bills by saying that someone pushed it over the transom while he slept. The expression “It came over the transom,” to explain any unusual good fortune, is part of local folklore.
    —For the State of Montana, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    When, said Mr. Phillips, he communicated to a New Bedford audience, the other day, his purpose of writing his life, and telling his name, and the name of his master, and the place he ran from, the murmur ran round the room, and was anxiously whispered by the sons of the Pilgrims, “He had better not!” and it was echoed under the shadow of the Concord monument, “He had better not!”
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)