Meaning of “telling” in the English Dictionary

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"telling" in British English

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tellingadjective

uk /ˈtel.ɪŋ/ us /ˈtel.ɪŋ/

showing the truth about a situation or showing what someone really thinks:

a telling comment

(Definition of “telling” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)