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Telltale

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Noun

1. blabbermouth, talebearer, taleteller, tattler, tattletale, telltale

someone who gossips indiscreetly

Adjective

2. revealing, telling, telltale

disclosing unintentionally

Example Sentences:
'a telling smile'
'a telltale panel of lights'
'a telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Telltale

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noun
1. 
a person who tells tales about others
2. 
a. 
an outward indication of something concealed
b. 
(as modifier)
a telltale paw mark
3. 
any of various indicators or recording devices used to monitor a process, machine, etc
4. nautical
a.  another word for dogvane
b. 
one of a pair of light vanes mounted on the main shrouds of a sailing boat to indicate the apparent direction of the wind

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Telltale

see synonyms of telltale
noun
1. 
a person who tells secrets or informs; talebearer; tattler
2. 
an outward indication of something secret
3. 
any of various devices for indicating or recording information; indicator
; specif.,
a.  US
a row of dangling ropes, etc. hung over a railroad track to warn trainmen, riding on top of a car, of an approaching low bridge, tunnel, etc.
b. 
a device indicating the position of a ship's rudder
c. 
a time clock
d. 
a gauge on a pipe organ showing the air pressure
adjective
4. 
revealing or indicating that which is hidden or meant to be secret
the telltale smell of alcohol on his breath

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Telltale

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n.
1. One who informs on another; a talebearer.
2. Something that indicates or reveals information; a sign.
3. Any of various devices that indicate or register information, especially:
a. A time clock.
b. Nautical A length of yarn or ribbon attached to a shroud, stay, or sail of a sailboat, as to indicate the direction of the wind or the strength of the flow of air over the sail.
c. A row of strips hung above a railroad track to warn a passing train of low clearance ahead.
4. Sports A resonant metal strip, 24 or 30 inches (61 or 76 centimeters) high, across the bottom of the front wall of a racquets or squash court above which the ball must be hit.

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