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Definition of "teary-eyed" [teary-eyed]

  • Having tears in the eyes, as from emotion: teary-eyed wedding guests. (adjective)
  • Marked by tears or weeping: a teary-eyed confession. (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.

Use "teary-eyed" in a sentence
  • "But I watch his movies for scenes like this ( "Llorando," sung by Rebekah Del Rio, is a cover of Roy Orbison's "Crying," and this scene does make me teary-eyed):"
  • "I think I'm getting a little teary-eyed right now."
  • "And as he experiences some of his life's greatest and worst hits and tries to find a way to get some essential Leviathan intel to Sam and Dean, we find out a lot about the character and proceed to get all teary-eyed in the process."
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