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teary

[ teer-ee ]
/ ˈtɪər i /
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adjective, tear·i·er, tear·i·est.
of or like tears.
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Origin of teary

First recorded in 1325–75, teary is from the Middle English word tery.See tear1, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM teary

tear·i·ly, adverbtear·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for teary

teary
/ (ˈtɪərɪ) /

adjective tearier or teariest
characterized by, covered with, or secreting tears
given to weeping; tearful

Derived forms of teary

tearily, adverbteariness, noun
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