Lachrymosely
Lachrymose Lach"ry*mose`, a. [L. lacrymosus, better lacrimosus, fr. lacrima, lacruma (also badly spelt lachryma) a tear, for older dacrima, akin to E. tear. See {Tear} the secretion.] Generating or shedding tears; given to shedding tears; suffused with tears; tearful. [1913 Webster]

You should have seen his lachrymose visnomy. --Lamb. -- {Lach"ry*mose`ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


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  • lachrymosely — adverb see lachrymose …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lachrymosely — See lachrymose. * * * …   Universalium

  • lachrymosely — lach·ry·mose·ly …   English syllables

  • lachrymosely — adverb see lachrymose * * * lachˈrymosely adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑lachrymal …   Useful english dictionary

  • lachrymose — lachrymosely, adv. lachrymosity /lak reuh mos i tee/, n. /lak reuh mohs /, adj. 1. suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful. 2. given to shedding tears readily; tearful. [1655 65; < L lacrimosus, equiv. to lacrim(a) tear (see LACHRYMAL)… …   Universalium

  • lachrymose — adjective Etymology: Latin lacrimosus, from lacrima Date: circa 1727 1. given to tears or weeping ; tearful 2. tending to cause tears ; mournful • lachrymosely adverb • lachrymosity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lachrymosity — See lachrymosely. * * * …   Universalium

  • lachrymose — [ lakrɪməʊs, z] adjective 1》 tearful. 2》 inducing tears; sad. Derivatives lachrymosely adverb lachrymosity noun Origin C17 (in the sense like tears ): from L. lacrimosus, from lacrima tear …   English new terms dictionary

  • lachrymose — /ˈlækrəmoʊs / (say lakruhmohs) adjective 1. given to shedding tears; tearful. 2. suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful. {Latin lac(h)rimōsus, from lac(h)rima tear} –lachrymosely, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • lachrymose — [lak′rəmōs΄] adj. [L lacrimosus < lacrima, TEAR2] 1. inclined to shed many tears; tearful 2. causing tears; sad [a lachrymose tale] lachrymosely adv …   English World dictionary

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