Definition of "teary" []

  • Filled or wet with tears: teary eyes. (adjective)
  • Of or resembling tears. (adjective)
  • Causing weeping: a teary movie; a teary goodbye. (adjective)
  • Inclined to weep: He becomes teary when he reminisces. (adjective)
  • Characterized by, covered with, or secreting tears (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Given to weeping; tearful (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "teary" in a sentence
  • ""We have to come through moments like that, these make or break moments in tournaments," defender Gary Neville said after emerging from what he described as a teary dressing room."
  • "She should just be glad no one ever called the teary-eyed lip-biter the first woman president."
  • "KING: He is in heaven, the president told one parent during what aides described as a teary-eyed very emotional 30 minutes with the Marine families."