Tear-jerker definition

tirjʉrkər
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(slang) A play, film, etc. that is sad in a very maudlin way.
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(informal) A sad or emotionally charged film or other dramatic work, sometimes exceeding the limits of necessity and/or believability.
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A book, film or other story that induces crying.
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Noun

Singular:
tear-jerker
Plural:
tear-jerkers