tear·​drop | \ˈtir-ˌdräp \

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

The Duchess of Cambridge wore the Lover's Knot tiara, a favorite of her late mother-in-law Princess Diana, teardrop pearl earrings, and a diamond and pearl necklace. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Is Covered in Jewels for a State Dinner at Buckingham Palace," 23 Oct. 2018 Little Guy Trailers and parent company Liberty Outdoors took the classic teardrop shape and added to it. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Camper trailer blends classic teardrop style with loads of amenities," 2 July 2018 The teardrop shape that Davidson chose is also on par with Grande’s career at the moment. Jillian Ruffo, PEOPLE.com, "Ariana Grande's Engagement Ring from Pete Davidson Lights Up the Stage: See New Photos!," 15 June 2018 Puffy clouds on the front and back of the suit jacket throw down lightning bolts and rain; a pair of crying eyes decorates the knees, while teardrops fall from closed lashes on the backs of the calves. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Musician Kevin Morby Wants Everyone to Know He’s a Crybaby," 12 June 2018 On Wednesday, an excavator was unloaded onto the teardrop-shape island, which rises from the harbor near the site of Colonial gallows on Nix’s Mate, about 6 miles from downtown Boston. Brian Macquarrie, BostonGlobe.com, "Winter weather helped uncover a dark past on Gallops Island," 3 May 2018 The first brand of travel trailer Traveland sold was a small teardrop with a kitchen below a hatch in the rear made by the now-defunct Kit Manufacturing. John Goodspeed, San Antonio Express-News, "RV museum chronicles Americans’ love of camping," 12 July 2018 In his prime, his teardrop shot, hesitation dribble and spin move were all lethal. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, "Parker’s fearless drives won’t be forgotten," 6 July 2018 The 10-spoke light alloy wheels and two-tone teardrop tank even out the bike’s heft, as does the wider-than-other-Scramblers stitched seat. Fortune, "Is the Bigger, Beefier Ducati Scrambler 1100 the One for You?," 27 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'teardrop.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of teardrop

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about teardrop

Dictionary Entries near teardrop



tear down


tear fault



Statistics for teardrop

Last Updated

13 Nov 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for teardrop

The first known use of teardrop was in 1776

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for teardrop



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


tear·​drop | \ˈtir-ˌdräp \

Kids Definition of teardrop

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on teardrop

What made you want to look up teardrop? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a private place of worship

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!