Definition of teardrop
1 : 3tear 1a
2 : something shaped like a dropping tear; specifically : a pendent gem (as on an earring)
Recent Examples of teardrop from the Web
A sandpiper’s egg is shaped like a teardrop, an owl’s like a golf ball, and a hummingbird’s like a jelly bean.
Sandpiper eggs come to peaks, in the manner of teardrops.
There were crinoline explosions and Panama teardrops, tiny little fascinators and huge brimmed sunbonnets.
The aircraft's cool teardrop shape and its sprawling windows.
Attending the City of Hope Spirit of Life Award luncheon in Manhattan on Monday, Tiffany was dressed more for the Oval Office than the runway, wearing a black bouclé blazer, teardrop earrings, and black headband.
In the crowd stood a man older than most, in his 30s, with the tattoo of a teardrop under his left eye.
But while English working-class cities like Sunderland and Stoke-on-Trent voted to leave the European Union, this Scottish town, best known for giving the teardrop pattern its name, voted to stay in the bloc — and to leave the United Kingdom.
Yet while Orion takes advantage of cutting-edge innovations in space tech, its teardrop shape and basic design harken back to the Apollo command module that carried dozens of astronauts to the Moon in the 1960s and 70s.
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First Known Use of teardrop
TEARDROP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of teardrop for English Language Learners
: something that is pointed at the top and round at the bottom : something that is shaped like a falling tear
TEARDROP Defined for Kids
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