teary

[ teer-ee ]
/ ˈtɪər i /

adjective, tear·i·er, tear·i·est.

of or like tears.

Origin of teary

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

Related forms

tear·i·ly, adverbtear·i·ness, noun
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teary

/ (ˈtɪərɪ) /

adjective tearier or teariest

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

Derived Forms

tearily, adverbteariness, noun
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