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Dictionary Definition

teardrop

Noun

1 anything shaped like a falling drop (as a pendant gem on an earring)
2 a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands; "his story brought tears to her eyes" [syn: tear]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

tear + drop

Pronunciation

/'tɪədɽɒp/

Noun

  1. a single tear (clear, salty liquid secreted by the eye), or something of that shape.
    Devin's teardrop landed on Cody's head.

Extensive Definition

Teardrop or teardrops may refer to:
Teardrop may also be:
  • Tears, a liquid produced in the eyes for cleaning and lubricating
  • A basketball move usually performed by undersized players
  • Tear tattoo, a tattoo in the sign of a teardrop used by various gang members
  • The unofficial name of the Mark III and Mark VI electric guitars made by Vox.
teardrop in German: Teardrop
teardrop in Spanish: lagrima

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bawling, bead, blubbering, chyle, colostrum, cry, crying, dewdrop, discharge, drop, droplet, fit of crying, flood of tears, gleet, good cry, greet, humor, ichor, lachryma, lachrymosity, lacrimatory, lactation, leukorrhea, lymph, matter, melting mood, milk, mucor, mucus, overflowing eyes, pearl, peccant humor, phlegm, purulence, pus, raindrop, rheum, saliva, sanies, serous fluid, serum, sniveling, snot, sobbing, suppuration, sweat, tear, tear bottle, tearful eyes, tearfulness, tears, the whites, urine, weepiness, weeping, whimpering
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