Definition of outtell

1 : to speak out : declare openly all outtold their fond imaginations— John Keats
2 : to tell completely
3 [out- + tell] : to have more telling effect than the mere quotation … outtells all commentary— H. B. Alexander

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“Outtell.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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