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ˈtɪər itea·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. teary, teary-eyed, watery-eyedadjective

    with eyes full of tears


  1. tearyadjective

    Of a person, having eyes filled with tears; inclined to cry.

    No wonder Ryan was teary; He missed his parents.

  2. tearyadjective

    Of eyes, filled with tears.

    Wade looked through his girlfriend's teary eyes.


  1. teary

    Tears are a clear liquid secreted by the lacrimal glands (tear gland) found in the eyes of all land mammals. Tears are made up of water, electrolytes, proteins, lipids, and mucins that form layers on the surface of eyes. The different types of tears—basal, reflex, and emotional—vary significantly in composition. The functions of tears include lubricating the eyes (basal tears), removing irritants (reflex tears), and also aiding the immune system. Tears also occur as a part of the body's natural pain response. Emotional secretion of tears may serve a biological function by excreting stress-inducing hormones built up through times of emotional distress. Tears have symbolic significance among humans.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tearyadjective

    wet with tears; tearful

  2. Tearyadjective

    consisting of tears, or drops like tears

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of teary in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of teary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of teary in a Sentence

  1. Shreya Prabhu:

    (Children) don’t seem to want to open their eyes in the light, the surface of the eye looks cloudy, their eye looks teary.

  2. Olivia Colman:

    I'm going to be very quick because I'm very teary as my wish my dad was here to see this, i lost my daddy during Covid, and he would have loved all of this.

  3. Natalia Rutkowski:

    I was shaking and I literally felt like I was sweating and agitated, my mum was teary. United Airlines was just United Airlines. I had never been so disrespected and mistreated and embarrassed.

  4. Nathan Peterson:

    A police armadillo truck( a modified armored car) followed by about 15 police cars all with their lights on paraded in front of their stand and parked on the side street. I'm getting teary eyed just talking about it, the officers and police chief got out of their cars and talked to the boys and told them how much they supported them. They gave them a donation and took turns buying lemonade. It just made them feel so safe and encouraged.

  5. Audrey Mark:

    It was a very quiet simple moment, but it was very profound, he leaves and all these Target employees are screaming 'Bye! Good luck! Tell us how it went.' I got so emotional. I got teary.

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    cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    • A. abash
    • B. render
    • C. famish
    • D. abhor

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