What does the word telltale mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • An indicator.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A tattler.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Tattling; betraying.

Usage examples for telltale

  1. He changed his course at once, following the brook, since in that no telltale footprints would be left. – The Boy Scout Aviators by George Durston
  2. Thine are of English make, and leave telltale marks. – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  3. 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. – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis