teary

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adjective \ˈtir-ē\

Definition of teary

tearier

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teariest

  1. 1a :  wet or stained with tears :  tearful teary eyesb :  consisting of tears or drops resembling tears

  2. 2 :  causing tears :  pathetic a teary story

Examples of teary in a Sentence

  1. There were many teary eyes among those in the audience.

  2. He made a teary farewell to the fans.

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First Known Use of teary

14th century


TEARY Defined for English Language Learners

teary

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adjective

Definition of teary for English Language Learners

  • : filled with tears or happening with tears



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