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)

Examples of teardrop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The portable mini-rooms cost $20,000 and are the shape and size of a small teardrop RV. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "A shift in the culture: Air Force making life easier for breastfeeding moms," 27 Dec. 2020 If off-road capability is your number one priority, a teardrop trailer like the Meaner Bean would be a great option. Will Taylor, Outside Online, "Sprinter vs. Teardrop Trailer: What's Best for Camping?," 28 Nov. 2020 But for our needs, the van is still doing the trick—we’re not rushing out to purchase a teardrop and a vehicle to tow it anytime soon. Will Taylor, Outside Online, "Sprinter vs. Teardrop Trailer: What's Best for Camping?," 28 Nov. 2020 Then there’s the upward-sloping branches and the teardrop shape of the entire tree. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "24 artificial Christmas trees you’ll want to put up ASAP," 19 Nov. 2020 The rear end appears to feature slimmer, more modern-looking taillights with a sort of teardrop shape. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Shows Off Its New Look," 29 Oct. 2020 An African-American woman wearing a patterned jacket, teardrop earrings and a rifle on her back brandishes a spear. New York Times, "The 25 Most Influential Works of American Protest Art Since World War II," 15 Oct. 2020 The ripe seed pods of the stout perennial are teardrop-shaped, plump and warty. cleveland, "‘Treat’ the monarch butterflies: You have until Halloween to drop off milkweed pods at the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District," 7 Oct. 2020 The robot is shaped a bit like a flattened teardrop, with two wheels up front and one caster in the rear. Matt Simon, Wired, "Meet Curly, the Curling Robot That Beats the Pros," 23 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of teardrop

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of teardrop was in 1776

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11 Jan 2021

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“Teardrop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teardrop. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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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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