Definition: Tell

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  • Length: 4 characters
  • Syllables: 1

Results for word : Tell

Lexical Information:

  • One of the 220 words in the Dolch high frequency list
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • This is a core verb in the BLC (Business Letter Corpus)
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • One of the 100 commonest verbs in English
  • Term used in archaeology or anthropology
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula

Grammatical Information:

  • Irregular verb- like TELL/TOLD/TOLD
  • Ditransitive Verb
  • Transitive Verb
  • Inchoative verbs describe a change of state or appearance
  • A verb describes an action or a state
  • A verb can include information about the duration, time of the action or state, the people involved and whether it is habitual, complete or not
  • Irregular Verb- Base Form

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Similar Words (using 'tell' as word stem):

'tell' + Suffix

tellable, teller, tellers, tellership, tellies, tellin, telling, tellingly, tells, telltale, telltales, tellurate, tellurian, telluric, telluride, tellurion, tellurite, tellurium, tellurous, telly, tellys,