transitive verb

: to speak out : declare openly
all outtold their fond imaginationsJohn Keats
: to tell completely
[out- + tell] : to have more telling effect than
the mere quotation … outtells all commentaryH. B. Alexander

Word History


out entry 1 + tell

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“Outtell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outtell. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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