I couldn't tell you

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of I couldn't tell you

: I don't know
  • "Do you know where the library is?" "I'm sorry. I couldn't tell you."

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : the 9th letter of the English alphabet

  2. : a graphic representation of this letter

  3. : a speech counterpart of orthographic i

  1. imaginary unit

  1. : the one who is speaking or writing — compare me, mine, my, we

  1. : someone aware of possessing a personal individuality : self

  1. iodine

  1. used as a connective vowel to join word elements especially of Latin origin

couldn't play
  1. : could not

tell play
  1. : to relate in detail : narrate

  2. : to give utterance to : say

  3. : to make known : divulge, reveal

  1. : an inadvertent behavior or mannerism that betrays a poker player's true thoughts, intentions, or emotions

  1. : hill, mound

you play
  1. : the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

  2. : one


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