a pathetic story, play, movie, or the like; an excessively sentimental tale.
Origin of tearjerker
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Related Words for tear-jerkerlonging, sentimentality, remorse, yearning, wistfulness, play, theater, farce, show, scene, production, comedy, tragedy, melodrama, homesickness, reminiscence, schmaltz, pining, story, novel
informal an excessively sentimental film, play, book, etc
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