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.
Word by Word Definitions
: count, enumerate
: to relate in detail : narrate
: to give utterance to : say
: hill, mound
: an ancient mound in the Middle East composed of remains of successive settlements
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