Definition of teary in US English:


adjectivetearier, teariest

  • Full of tears; tearful.

    ‘there were teary eyes all around’
    ‘Bill said a teary goodbye’
    • ‘He looked down and started to get a little teary eyed.’
    • ‘He said something to her softly and she nodded, looking up to give him a teary smile.’
    • ‘I saw her get a bit teary during his speech.’
    • ‘Just thinking about the last scenes makes me teary.’
    • ‘She tilted her head back to smile at him through teary eyes.’