teardrop

noun
tear·​drop | \ ˈtir-ˌdräp How to pronounce teardrop (audio) \

Definition of teardrop

2 : something shaped like a dropping tear specifically : a pendent gem (as on an earring)

Examples of teardrop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Put the casket on the carriage and let the teardrops fall. John Archibald | Jarchibald@al.com, al, "A week of Alabama political funerals," 8 Mar. 2020 Indeed, there’s a bit of risk involved in visiting this remote teardrop that hangs down from Siberia, well north of Japan and just across the Bering Sea from Alaska. Carl Fincke, Washington Post, "On a remote Russian peninsula, a vodka-fueled ad�ven�ture," 6 Mar. 2020 These are lovely medial moraines, teardrop loops of black on white when viewed from far above. Anchorage Daily News, "Dirty glaciers all over the world," 16 Nov. 2019 The sunbaked chars are shaped like fish, clouds, teardrops, and perhaps 200 of them dot the middle reaches of the Brahmaputra downstream from Guwahati. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Following a river of questions in eastern India," 16 Oct. 2019 Because the orbital period of the binary system is less than two days, HD74423 is being distorted into a teardrop shape by the red dwarf’s gravitational pull. Fox News, "Amateur astronomers help discover incredible teardrop-shaped star," 11 Mar. 2020 Since the partners orbit each other so closely, one partner’s gravitational pull drags the surface of the other toward it, stretching the star out into a persistent teardrop shape. Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "First of its kind “teardrop” star pulses with its own rhythm," 11 Mar. 2020 This causes the larger star to be distorted into more of a teardrop shape, rather than the usual sphere. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Unusual tear-drop shaped, half-pulsating star discovered by amateur astronomers," 9 Mar. 2020 Speaking of thick, the phone is pretty chunky at nearly 8.8mm, though its slight teardrop shape does well to hide it. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "LG V60 ThinQ 5G with Dual Screen: An awfully long name for a phone short on innovation," 26 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of teardrop

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Teardrop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teardrop. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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teardrop

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English Language Learners Definition of teardrop

: something that is pointed at the top and round at the bottom : something that is shaped like a falling tear

teardrop

noun
tear·​drop | \ ˈtir-ˌdräp How to pronounce teardrop (audio) \

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