Definition of tell-all in English:

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Revealing private or salacious details: a tell-all article in the tabloids
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  • Before his tell-all article was done, Trent had put in a call to Joe, feeling that the man deserved to know.
  • Meanwhile, it emerged his former publicist is to publish a tell-all book detailing the singer's relationships with several young boys.
  • Now he is putting out word he's going to reveal sensational details in the tell-all book.


A biography or memoir that reveals intimate details about its subject.
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  • As such tell-alls have made clear, she is a driven entrepreneur who can and will turn off the charm whenever she needs to.
  • When the tell-alls have been published and some of the machinations exposed, we will gain a more nuanced picture of Dean's rise and fall, but I suspect the arc will be roughly this.
  • Meanwhile, athlete testimony and insider tell-alls continue to surface, further battering cycling's troubled image.

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Syllabification: tell-all

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