weeper

noun weep·er \ ˈwē-pər \

Definition of weeper

1 a : one that weeps
b : a professional mourner
2 : a small statue of a figure in mourning on a funeral monument
3 : a badge of mourning worn especially in the 18th and 19th centuries
4 weepers plural : long and flowing side-whiskers

Examples of weeper in a Sentence

  1. The movie is a weeper about a single mother facing cancer.

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First Known Use of weeper

13th century



WEEPER Defined for English Language Learners

weeper

noun

Definition of weeper for English Language Learners

  • : a sad movie, song, etc., that makes people cry


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