1
: not moved to tears or to empathy
2
: marked by the absence of sentimentalism or romanticism

Examples of dry-eyed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the song’s finish, cameras caught her dry-eyed and grinning with pride. Nancy Kruh, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 His song is dry-eyed, astringent, dark-eyed, never pleading, never begging for your tears, stripped of affectation. Bart Bull, SPIN, 20 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dry-eyed was in 1667

Dictionary Entries Near dry-eyed

Cite this Entry

“Dry-eyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry-eyed. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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