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telltale

tell·tale

telltale

 
pronunciation:
tel teIl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who reveals confidential matters about others; tattler; informer.
synonyms:
informer, tattler, tattletale
similar words:
blab, blabbermouth, busybody, gossip, pigeon, rat, rumormonger, spy, squealer, stool, talebearer
definition 2: any of various devices or objects that serve to indicate desired information.
synonyms:
indicator
similar words:
dial, meter
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: indicating or revealing something that would otherwise be unnoticed.
a telltale trembling of the voice
synonyms:
informative, revealing, telling
similar words:
meaningful, significant