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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They're typically used for implants with a teardrop shape, which are fuller on the bottom and can look more like a natural breast. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, "Textured breast implants are being recalled over a link to cancer. Here's what to know if you have them," 27 July 2019 Two of them feature teardrop notches, three of them have dual rear-facing cameras, and all of them have low-resolution 720p screens and mid-range specs. Jon Porter, The Verge, "HTC will revive old Wildfire brand for new phones, leak claims," 18 July 2019 Using 130 meters of silk, the gown features a 66-foot veil and train, embroidered with 60,000 crystals and mother of pearl teardrops, the gown was spectacular. Peter Mikelbank, PEOPLE.com, "A 66-Foot Veil and an Eagles Concert! Revisit Prince Albert, Princess Charlene’s 2011 Royal Wedding," 1 July 2019 Or that someone once made a full-size, working teardrop camper. Ann Lien, House Beautiful, "You Can Get a Lego Replica of Your Own House!," 26 June 2019 The iconic figure, nearly centered on the page, is a monumental Venus of Willendorf, but her breasts are the teardrop eyes of an angry Mickey Mouse. Stephen Ellis, The New York Review of Books, "Willem de Kooning: Acrobat with a Paint Brush," 1 June 2019 While some teardrops feel a bit like a dark cave inside, the interior of the Droplet is bright and airy thanks to a half dome front window that provides great stargazing. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Tiny camper trailer can be towed by almost any car," 9 Oct. 2018 Like most teardrops, the kitchen is accessed from the rear of the trailer. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Teardrop trailer features bunkbeds to sleep a family of 4," 23 Oct. 2018 The 28-year-old actress looked incredibly elegant in a hot pink, one-shoulder gown by Zac Posen, styled with glamorous, turquoise teardrop earrings from Lorraine Schwartz, and an effortless up-do hairstyle. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Wells Adams Lost All Chill Over Sarah Hyland at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party," 26 Feb. 2019

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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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