pray tell

Definition of pray tell

old-fashioned

  1. —used for emphasis to demand an answer when asking someone for a reason, explanation, etc. Why should I trust them, pray tell? What were you doing, pray tell?

Word by Word Definitions

prayplay
  1. :  entreat, implore

    :  to get or bring by praying

    :  to make a request in a humble manner

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


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