tearstain

noun
tear·​stain | \ ˈtir-ˌstān How to pronounce tearstain (audio) \

Definition of tearstain

: a spot or streak left by tears

Other Words from tearstain

tearstained \ ˈtir-​ˌstānd How to pronounce tearstain (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of tearstain

1922, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About tearstain

Time Traveler for tearstain

Time Traveler

The first known use of tearstain was in 1922

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near tearstain

tears spring to someone's eyes

tearstain

tear streak

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for tearstain

Cite this Entry

“Tearstain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tearstain. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!