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)

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Recent Examples on the Web With the game tied at 57 early in the fourth quarter, Banham hit consecutive three-pointers and Dangerfield scored on teardrop in the lane in an 8-0 run that put Minnesota up for good. Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune, 12 June 2021 Joe Ingles somehow banked in a bonkers teardrop layup from nearly off the top of the backboard. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 June 2021 Pear cut diamonds are teardrop in shape and are one of the most challenging styles to cut. Jennifer Prince, Southern Living, 8 June 2021 The watch, like the supercar, features a teardrop design that took 18 months, and five prototypes, to get just right. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 12 May 2021 On the front, that teardrop notch houses an 8-megapixel lens, which is slightly better than the 5-megapixel on the A02S. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, 9 Apr. 2021 Some of their best-sellers of the moment are: sapphire rings of all shapes and sizes, a teardrop lab ruby pendant in yellow gold and a set of lab emerald and diamond earrings shaped like small spring flowers. Rosa Sanchez, Forbes, 26 May 2021 Erin Parisi, a Mammut ambassador who travels with her partner and nine-year-old daughter with a teardrop trailer, suggests snagging a campsite in Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. Outside Online, 18 May 2021 That perfume—which cost sixty dollars an ounce back then, roughly equivalent to three hundred dollars today—came in an exquisite glass teardrop bottle designed by the Tiffany’s jewellery designer and longtime Halston collaborator Elsa Peretti. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 15 May 2021

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First Known Use of teardrop

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of teardrop was in 1776

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16 Jun 2021

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“Teardrop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teardrop. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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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


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