- tear-jerk|ing «TIHR JUR kihng», adjective.Informal. oversentimental.
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tear-fall|ing — «TIHR F lihng», adjective. Archaic. tearful … Useful english dictionary
tear|jerk|er — tear jerk|er or tear|jerk|er «TIHR JUR kuhr», noun. Informal. an overly sad or sentimental song, film, or story … Useful english dictionary
tear-jerk|er — or tear|jerk|er «TIHR JUR kuhr», noun. Informal. an overly sad or sentimental song, film, or story … Useful english dictionary
tear·jerk·er — … Useful english dictionary
Tear-falling — Tear fall ing, a. Shedding tears; tender. [Poetic] Tear falling pity. Shak. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
tear-jerker — 1911, in reference to newspaper stories about tragic situations, on model of soda jerker and perhaps especially beer jerker, from TEAR (Cf. tear) (n.1) + JERK (Cf. jerk) (v.) … Etymology dictionary
tear|ing — «TAIR ihng», adjective, adverb. –adj. 1. that tears. 2. Informal. headstrong and boisterous; reckless. 3. British Slang. excellent; first rate. –adv. British Slang. extremely; very … Useful english dictionary
jerk — 1. noun 1) she gave the reins a jerk Syn: yank, tug, pull, wrench, tweak, twitch 2) the elevator stopped with a jerk Syn: jolt, lurch, bump, start, jar, bang … Thesaurus of popular words
tear — I [[t]tɪər[/t]] n. 1) phl a drop of the saline, watery fluid continually secreted by the lacrimal glands between the surface of the eye and the eyelid 2) phl a drop of this fluid appearing in or flowing from the eye as the result of emotion, esp … From formal English to slang
tear — A discontinuity in substance of a structure. Cf.:laceration. bucket handle t. a t. and separation in the central part of a semilunar cartilage with the ends intact that produces a resemblance to the handle of a bucket. Mallory Weiss t. SYN:… … Medical dictionary