[ teer-jur-ker ]
/ ˈtɪərˌdʒɜr kər /
a pathetic story, play, movie, or the like; an excessively sentimental tale.
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British Dictionary definitions for tear-jerker
/ (ˈtɪəˌdʒɜːkə) /
informal an excessively sentimental film, play, book, etc
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