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telltale (n.)

also tell-tale, "discloser of secrets," 1540s, from tell (v.) + tale. As an adjective from 1590s. Phrase tell a tale "relate a false or exaggerated story" is from late 13c.

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Definitions of telltale from WordNet
1
telltale (n.)
someone who gossips indiscreetly;
Synonyms: tattletale / tattler / taleteller / talebearer / blabbermouth
2
telltale (adj.)
disclosing unintentionally something concealed;
a telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down
a telltale panel of lights
Synonyms: revealing / telling
From wordnet.princeton.edu