all told


: with everything or everyone taken into account : in all
expecting eight guests all told

Example Sentences

all told, we made $14.64
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Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of all told was in 1814

Dictionary Entries Near all told

Cite this Entry

“All told.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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