tearjerker

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noun tear·jerk·er \ˈtir-ˌjər-kər\

Definition of tearjerker

  1. :  a story, song, play, film, or broadcast that moves or is intended to move its audience to tears

tear–jerking

play \-kiŋ\ adjective

Examples of tearjerker in a sentence

  1. I'm not in the mood to see a tearjerker. Let's watch something funny instead.

1912

First Known Use of tearjerker

1912

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TEARJERKER Defined for English Language Learners

tearjerker

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noun tear·jerk·er \ˈtir-ˌjər-kər\

Definition of tearjerker for English Language Learners

  • : a story, song, movie, etc., that makes you cry or feel very sad


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