Definition of telling in English:

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telling

Pronunciation: /ˈtɛlɪŋ/

adjective

Having a striking or revealing effect; significant: a telling argument against this theory
More example sentences
  • Some of the most brilliant human resources have died at their most productive age and this has had a telling effect on all sectors of our economy.
  • He was involved in most of his sides scores as he combined with his team mates and either passed to telling effect or was fouled in possession.
  • Cynics may scoff at all these; but if only implemented strictly, these measures can have a telling effect.
Synonyms
revealing, significant;
trenchant, weighty, important, meaningful, influential;
effective, effectual

Words that rhyme with telling

dwelling, misspelling, self-propelling, spelling, swelling, upwelling

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