- The definition of teary is someone about to cry or crying.
An example of someone who would be described as teary is someone who is crying.
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adjective tear·i·er, tear·i·est
- a. Filled or wet with tears: teary eyes.b. Of or resembling tears.
- Causing weeping: a teary movie; a teary goodbye.
- Inclined to weep: He becomes teary when he reminisces.
- tearˈi·ly adverb
- tearˈi·ness noun