tell of

phrasal verb
told of; telling of; tells of

Definition of tell of

formal + literary
1 : to be evidence of (something) : to indicate Her smile told of her good news. His rough hands tell of a hard life.
2 : to describe (something) : to make the details of (something) known The article tells of her Arctic journey.
3 : to talk to (someone) about (something) He told us of his plans to move to the city.

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“Tell of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tell%20of. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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