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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Amish Paste Tomato: shaped like a teardrop or heart. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A little-known heirloom pepper has its own festival in Beaver Dam, where it arrived in America long ago," 3 Sep. 2019 There were four contenders: a 1931 Bentley 8-Litre Gurney Nutting Sports tourer, a 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, a 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Erdmann & Rossi special cabriolet and a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Figoni & Falaschi teardrop cabriolet. Susan Callaway, Los Angeles Times, "Inside the elite, detail-obsessed world of the people who judge the Oscars of classic cars," 29 Aug. 2019 The Sherpa uses a marine-grade aluminum alloy exterior and a fiberglass roof in a classic teardrop shape; the sleeping quarters are inside the cabin with the kitchen accessed from the rear. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Burly camper trailer tackles any terrain and sleeps four," 15 Oct. 2018 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

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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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