Definition of tear-jerker noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tear-jerker

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈtɪə dʒɜːkə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪr dʒɜːrkər//
 
(informal) Types of film
 
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a film/movie, story, etc. that is designed to make people feel sad synonym weepy See related entries: Types of film