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Definition of Telltale

  • Telling tales; babbling.
  • One who officiously communicates information of the private concerns of others; one who tells that which prudence should suppress.
  • A movable piece of ivory, lead, or other material, connected with the bellows of an organ, that gives notice, by its position, when the wind is exhausted.
  • A mechanical attachment to the steering wheel, which, in the absence of a tiller, shows the position of the helm.
  • A compass in the cabin of a vessel, usually placed where the captain can see it at all hours, and thus inform himself of the vessel's course.
  • A machine or contrivance for indicating or recording something, particularly for keeping a check upon employees, as factory hands, watchmen, drivers, check takers, and the like, by revealing to their employers what they have done or omitted.
  • The tattler. See Tattler.
  • A thing that serves to disclose something or give information; a hint or indication.
  • An arrangement consisting of long strips, as of rope, wire, or leather, hanging from a bar over railroad tracks, in such a position as to warn freight brakemen of their approach to a low overhead bridge.
  • someone who gossips indiscreetly

How to use telltale in a sentence. Telltale pronunciation.

Your telltale face betrayed you.
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I am not a telltale, but certain things have happened which I think Captain Putnam should know for his own sake and for the reputation of his school.
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In an instant he was at her side, looking up questioningly into her face, and the telltale blood leaped into hers.
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The telltale "he" brought a flush to Alice's face and the "Dick Harding" deepened it.
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Well, I was furious, naturally-" Miss Warren paused, quick to note the telltale signs in her brother's face.
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In this instance my telltale suspicion had not been at fault.
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But at last the roar of a bigger and nearer break than usual brought her out of her torpor, and she looked up, and her practiced eye fell upon that telltale rush of water.
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Their small figures brought out the legginess of the mares; beside the compact range horses their gait was sprawling, but the wise eye of Marianne saw the springing fetlocks kiss the dust and the long, telltale muscles.
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The gong sounded like a Judgment-Day trump of doom, and she trembled at the idea of confronting many eyes with such a telltale face; but she could not stay behind, for Aunt Pen must know the cause.
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Beyond was the fat shelf of ledge that had a small cave beneath, where she had once found a nest full of little, hungry birds and upon the slope beneath the telltale, scattered wing-feathers, to show what fate had fallen upon the mother.
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He had passed along the shore within twenty yards of me, through dense underbrush,-as I found out from his tracks next morning,-yet so silently did he push his great bulk through the trees, halting, listening, trying the ground at every step for telltale twigs ere he put his weight down, that I had heard no sound, though I was listening intently in the dead hush that was on the lake.
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During the next half-hour he almost forgot his telltale disfigurements.
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In her face, too, was a telltale riot of colour which the deep tan partly concealed in his own. "I-I am a little late, am I not, Joanne?
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A telltale connected with a hoisting machine, to show, at the surface, the position of the cage in the shaft of a mine, etc.

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He changed his course at once, following the brook, since in that no telltale footprints would be left.
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Of course it might have been some promontory of the rocks under the sea against which their telltale lead had struck; but there was an instrument on board for taking soundings by means of a lead suspended outside and a wire running through a water-proof hole in the bottom of the vessel, and when the Dipsey had risen a few fathoms, and was progressing very slowly, this instrument was used at frequent intervals, and it was found that the electric lead had not touched a rock projecting upward, and that the bottom was almost level.
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Steadying the keg with one hand and holding his gun alert, he descended into the first trough and climbed to the next ridge, meaning to traverse the mile of broken surface, thus setting a granite wall between him and the telltale wagon.
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Arrived at the second ridge, which was still in darkness, he took pains that no telltale sign should be left on the smooth expanse of granite to indicate the near presence of a man.
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There in the glass was that fatal, telltale white precipitate.
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She removed the telltale fly-leaf; and late on the night before Sylvia's birthday, the Old Lady crept, under cover of the darkness, through byways and across fields, as if bent on some nefarious expedition, to the little Spencervale store where the post-office was kept.
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Examples of Telltale

Example #1
You were left stranded here in Geneva.
Example #2
I watched you carefully yesterday, in your vigil upon Rousseau's Island.
Example #3
He wanted to spring at Tom, but now George Strong caught him and held him fast.
Example #4
It will be only another of his lies.
Example #5
What must he think of her for coming again?
Example #6
He held a book in his hand, and as Rangely spoke she saw Austen's look turn quickly to her, and met it through the gathering gloom between them.