lachrymose


lach·ry·mose

adjective \-ˌmōs\

: tending to cause tears

: tending to cry often

Full Definition of LACHRYMOSE

1
:  given to tears or weeping :  tearful
2
:  tending to cause tears :  mournful
lach·ry·mose·ly adverb
lach·ry·mos·i·ty \ˌla-krə-ˈmä-sə-tē\ noun

Examples of LACHRYMOSE

  1. a drama with a lachrymose hero
  2. <the more lachrymose mourners at the funeral required a steady supply of tissues>

Origin of LACHRYMOSE

Latin lacrimosus, from lacrima
First Known Use: circa 1727

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