dead men tell no tales

Definition of dead men tell no tales

  1. —used to say that someone who has been killed cannot reveal secret information

Word by Word Definitions

deadplay
  1. :  deprived of life :  no longer alive

    :  having the appearance of death :  deathly

    :  lacking power to move, feel, or respond :  numb

  1. :  someone who is no longer alive :  one that is dead (see 1dead 1)

    :  the state of being dead

    :  the time of greatest quiet

  1. :  absolutely, utterly

    :  suddenly and completely

    :  directly

men
  1. : plural ofman

tellplay
  1. :  to relate in detail :  narrate

    :  to give utterance to :  say

    :  to make known :  divulge, reveal

  1. :  hill, mound

    :  an ancient mound in the Middle East composed of remains of successive settlements

taleplay tales
  1. :  a usually imaginative narrative of an event :  story

    :  an intentionally untrue report :  falsehood

    :  a series of events or facts told or presented :  account


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