tell-all

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noun \ ˈtel-ˈȯl \

Definition of tell-all

:a written account (such as a biography) that contains revealing and often scandalous information

tell-all

adjective

First Known Use of tell-all

1940


TELL-ALL Defined for English Language Learners

tell-all

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noun

Definition of tell-all for English Language Learners

  • : a book that contains new and usually shocking information about someone or something


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