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Definition of lachrymose adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lachrymose

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈlækrɪməʊs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlækrɪmoʊs//
 
(formal)
 
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having a tendency to cry easily synonym tearful Word Origin mid 17th cent. (in the sense ‘like tears; liable to exude in drops’): from Latin lacrimosus, from lacrima ‘tear’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lachrymose