: having eyes that are wet with tears
I got a little teary-eyed at the end of the movie.

Examples of teary-eyed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One laughter attack with a campmate—the kind that feeds on itself—left us gasping and teary-eyed. Matthew Hutson, The New Yorker, 8 Sep. 2023 Sarsgaard, too, got teary-eyed, and his wife Maggie Gyllenhaal was there to capture it all, taking a video of the ovation. Ellise Shafer, Variety, 8 Sep. 2023 Melissa Joan Hart is opening up about the sequence of events that led to her teary-eyed photo with Britney Spears at the 1999 Drive Me Crazy premiere. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 23 Aug. 2023 And at one point, the audience began chanting for Kevin, to which the eldest brother and often quiet, guitar-playing presence got visibly teary-eyed. Brittany Spanos, Rolling Stone, 14 Aug. 2023 Influencers and celebrities — including Lizzo and Bella Hadid — have been posting teary-eyed content as a growing number of users signal an interest in more authenticity and vulnerability online. Janay Kingsberry, Washington Post, 26 July 2023 Engine, Transmission, and Performance Before fans of the Tundra's legendary V-8 get too teary-eyed, heed this; the Tundra Hybrid's 437-hp twin-turbo V-6 and 583 pound-feet of torque is the most muscle of any Toyota pickup ever . Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 12 July 2023 In the moments after the ball hit the girl, Kato can be seen seemingly apologizing and comforting the teary-eyed youngster. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 5 June 2023 Hot Wheels Lore These Are the Most Valuable Hot Wheels Cars Ever Wood started out teary-eyed remembering his first car, an '81 Volkswagen Rabbit pickup. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 27 May 2023 See More

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“Teary-eyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teary-eyed. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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