Found 3 items, similar to telling.
English → Indonesian
bercerita, berkabar, membilangkan, menceritakan, mengadukan, mengatakan, mengucapkan
English → English
adj 1: disclosing unintentionally; “a telling smile”
; “a telltale
panel of lights”
; “a telltale patch of oil on the
water marked where the boat went down”
2: powerfully persuasive; “a cogent argument”
; “a telling
; “a weighty argument”
3: producing a strong effect; “gave an impressive performance
; “a telling gesture”
n 1: an act of narration; “he was the hero according to his own
; “his endless recounting of the incident
eventually became unbearable”
2: informing by words [syn: apprisal
3: disclosing information or giving evidence about another
English → English
(t[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Told
pr. & vb. n. Telling
.] [AS. tellan, from talu tale, number,
speech; akin to D. tellen to count, G. z["a]hlen, OHG. zellen
to count, tell, say, Icel. telja, Dan. tale to speak,
t[ae]lle to count. See Tale
that which is told.]
1. To mention one by one, or piece by piece; to recount; to
enumerate; to reckon; to number; to count; as, to tell
money. “An heap of coin he told.”
He telleth the number of the stars. --Ps. cxlvii.
Tell the joints of the body. --Jer. Taylor.
2. To utter or recite in detail; to give an account of; to
Of which I shall tell all the array. --Chaucer.
And not a man appears to tell their fate. --Pope.
3. To make known; to publish; to disclose; to divulge.
Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
4. To give instruction to; to make report to; to acquaint; to
teach; to inform.
A secret pilgrimage,
That you to-day promised to tell me of? --Shak.
5. To order; to request; to command.
He told her not to be frightened. --Dickens.
6. To discern so as to report; to ascertain by observing; to
find out; to discover; as, I can not tell where one color
ends and the other begins.
7. To make account of; to regard; to reckon; to value; to
I ne told no dainity of her love. --Chaucer.
Note: Tell, though equivalent in some respect to speak and
say, has not always the same application. We say, to
tell truth or falsehood, to tell a number, to tell the
reasons, to tell something or nothing; but we never
say, to tell a speech, discourse, or oration, or to
tell an argument or a lesson. It is much used in
commands; as, tell me the whole story; tell me all you
To tell off
, to count; to divide. --Sir W. Scott.
Syn: To communicate; impart; reveal; disclose; inform;
acquaint; report; repeat; rehearse; recite.
Operating with great effect; effective; as, a telling speech.