Definition of teardrop in English:



  • 1A single tear.

    • ‘I could feel teardrops burning in the corners of my eyes, but I knew my face held less expression than an unmarked slate.’
    • ‘Excess tears are shed as teardrops or escape into the nasal passages.’
    • ‘Looking as if she was about to explode, teardrops clung stubbornly to her eyelashes throughout, giving her a somewhat manic, glazed look.’
    • ‘The room was full of happiness; teardrops moistened many a smile.’
    • ‘But our teardrops are all the same, aren't they?’
    • ‘The silent raindrops run down his pale skin like teardrops down a cheek.’
    • ‘She stroked my hair and wiped a teardrop away from my cheek.’
    • ‘The manager, through his salty teardrops, asks him the title.’
    • ‘A single teardrop trickled down my cheek.’
    • ‘One after another, fat teardrops started to roll down his face.’
    • ‘A teardrop flows down my cheek when the door swings open.’
    • ‘Faye begins to cry and a single teardrop runs down Claire's cheek.’
    • ‘Two teardrops fell simultaneously from each eye.’
    • ‘She wiped her eyes of the first teardrops and nodded her head.’
    • ‘A short while later the flags were raised, and you could literally see a teardrop going down Oprah's cheek.’
    • ‘I could feel teardrops slide down my face.’
    • ‘Charlotte started crying in silence, just letting teardrops fall.’
    • ‘Bitter, salty teardrops rose in his eyes and drowned sleep.’
    • ‘I just lay there thinking, while tiny teardrops rolled down my face.’
    1. 1.1as modifier Shaped like a single tear.
      ‘a wardrobe with brass teardrop handles’
      • ‘Although derived from Philadelphia designs, provincial elements include an angular shell on the front seat rail and the omission of two long teardrop piercings in the base of the slat, making it look heavy.’
      • ‘The blood red teardrop necklace tinkled as it gently tapped the orb with the rose.’
      • ‘Catherine Zeta-Jones, who appeared, nine months pregnant in a simple black sheath, avoided diamonds altogether, opting instead for teardrop earrings of pink and jet stones.’
      • ‘He held out a ring to her, elegant in its simplicity, with a single teardrop diamond winking at them from under the lights.’
      • ‘There are lightning bolts and teardrop designs.’
      • ‘However, so long as the body form is more or less cylindrical, and the environment is symmetrical as well, these considerations are best served by a simple bullet or teardrop shape.’
      • ‘She carried a teardrop bouquet of lilies and roses.’
      • ‘Her hair was pulled back into a bun, and teardrop diamonds also adorned her hair.’
      • ‘I have produced a teardrop silhouette and put it within shapes to try to exaggerate volume.’
      • ‘Large oval or teardrop fruits grow 3 to 4 feet tall and produce an average of 8 to 10 fruits that are best harvested when about 6 inches long.’
      • ‘His design is a beautiful cherry wood bead and gold teardrop headpiece, reminiscent of braids layered down the head.’
      • ‘Beef tataki consists of three teardrop slices.’
      • ‘Alright, all aboard for a time gone by, when narrow pants, octagonal shades, big round hair and teardrop peace medallions were the now thing!’
      • ‘From Santas and snow-babies to churches, trains and teardrop baubles, each ornament is individually crafted in an intricate process that takes seven years to learn.’
      • ‘I asked for something simple and got a very busy teardrop shape that covers my right palm.’
      • ‘I took a quick shower and slipped on my outfit, accessorising with a few silver bangles and a pair of teardrop earrings.’
      • ‘Narisae opened the box and lifted out a long string of pearls that resembled her necklace, except that on either side of the teardrop pearl in the middle, there was another teardrop pearl.’
      • ‘The blood red teardrop jewel seemed to fall right below the orb that Koji had given me.’
      • ‘She carried a large teardrop bouquet of cream roses, lilac freesias, fern, silvered bear grass, variegated ivy, gypsophila and eucalyptus.’
      • ‘How music like this comes from Sweden is a mystery, but this is the dividing line between revival ironists with calculated haircuts and those who still own vans with teardrop windows.’