Definition of lachrymose in English:

lachrymose

adjective

  • 1Tearful or given to weeping:

    ‘she was pink-eyed and lachrymose’
    tearful, weeping, crying, teary, with tears in one's eyes, close to tears, on the verge of tears, sobbing, snivelling, whimpering
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    1. 1.1 Inducing tears; sad:
      ‘a lachrymose children's classic’
      • ‘‘Surely,’ he wrote, ‘it is time to break with the lachrymose theory of pre-Revolutionary woe, and to adopt a view more in accord with historic truth.’’
      • ‘He now almost disappears from the story, the rest of which relates, with lachrymose sentiment and many frissons of horror (including a hint of necrophilia), the misfortunes and eventual joys of young Melvil and Monimia.’
      tragic, sad, poignant, heart-rending, tear-jerking, moving, melancholy, depressing, plaintive
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Origin

Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘like tears; liable to exude in drops’): from Latin lacrimosus, from lacrima tear.

Pronunciation:

lachrymose

/ˈlakrɪməʊs/