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telltaleadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈtel.teɪl/ us   /ˈtel.teɪl/
allowing a secret to become known: She found lipstick on his shirts - the telltale sign that he was having an affair.

telltalenoun [C]

uk   /ˈtel.teɪl/ us   /ˈtel.teɪl/ UK US tattletale disapproving
a person, especially a child, who secretly tells someone in authority, especially a teacher, that someone else has done something bad, often in order to cause trouble
(Definition of telltale from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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telltaleadjective

us   /ˈtelˌteɪl/
important because of showing information: These are some of the telltale signs of termites.
(Definition of telltale from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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