teardrop

noun
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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Kate accessorized the look with diamond and pearl teardrop earrings, a statement-making diamond bracelet, and a simple white clutch with silver hardware. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Wears Stunning One-Shoulder, White Gown to the 2019 BAFTAs," 10 Feb. 2019 The teardrop-shaped bags don’t hurt your wrists; they’re filled with water, more forgiving than sand. Ashley Mateo, WSJ, "Why Boxing Is the Best Workout of 2019," 16 Jan. 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge wore the Queen Mary's Lover's Knot tiara with Princess Diana's pearl teardrop earrings and a dazzling neckline that once belonged to the Queen Mother, according to royal jewelry expert Ella Kay. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The First Photos of Kate Middleton Wearing an Special Honor From the Queen Are Breathtaking," 24 Oct. 2018 The company has three models and two different sizes of teardrop campers, with the largest model boasting a queen memory foam mattress, bug screen, and a pull-out writing desk. Megan Barber, Curbed, "5 lightweight camper trailers you can buy right now," 13 Sep. 2018 The 9-year-old girl described her attacker as having a low, fade hair style, a cross tattoo in the middle of his forehead and a teardrop tattoo under his right eye. Emily Lane, NOLA.com, "Boy opens door for man who takes away 9-year-old sister and rapes her: NOPD," 14 May 2018 Arranged in a teardrop shape, the arrangement included lily of the valley, stephanotis pips, baby blue thistles, white spray roses and trailing ivy. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Eugenie's Wedding Flowers are a Celebration of Fall," 12 Oct. 2018 Pacheco allegedly showed officers a tattoo of the number 13 on the back of his hand, a teardrop inking on his face as well as a number of other permanent markings on his body. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, "Alleged MS-13 member asks court to reverse deportation because he's afraid his tattoos will get him killed," 27 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of teardrop

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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teardrop

noun

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 \

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