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lachrymose

play
adjective lach·ry·mose \-ˌmōs\

Simple Definition of lachrymose

  • : tending to cause tears

  • : tending to cry often

Full Definition of lachrymose

  1. 1 :  given to tears or weeping :  tearful

  2. 2 :  tending to cause tears :  mournful

lach·ry·mose·ly adverb
lach·ry·mos·i·ty play \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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