Definition of telltale in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtɛlteɪl




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  • 2A device or object that automatically gives a visual indication of the state or presence of something.
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    • Additional reinforcement was provided by a pair of 1/2-inch diameter, black iron pipes which were used as telltales.
    • He said the only area of movement he had been able to detect was where the balcony was attached to the front wall, but suggested telltales should be cemented across the cracks to see if they were getting worse.

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