Lachrymose definitions

lăk'rə-mōs'
Weeping or inclined to weep; tearful.
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Inclined to shed many tears; tearful.
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Causing or tending to cause tears.
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Causing tears; sad.

A lachrymose tale.

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The definition of lachrymose is someone who cries easily or something that causes sadness.

An example of someone lachrymose is an emotional new mother.

An example of something lachrymose is a sad story where the love interest dies.

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Tearful, sorrowful, sad, pertaining to tears, weeping, causing tears or crying.
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Origin of lachrymose

From Latin lacrimōsus, from lacrima (“tear”), + -osus (“-ful”), from Old Latin dacruma, from Proto-Indo-European *dakru-, cognate with English tear.