tear·drop | \ ˈtir-ˌdräp \

Definition of teardrop 

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

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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 Considering Davidson posted a close up of Grande’s hand with a large teardrop diamond on the symbolic finger, that answer seems to be yes. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "What’s Going on With Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson? Check Instagram," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of teardrop

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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