tearjerker
noun Date: 1912 a story, song, play, film, or broadcast that moves or is intended to move its audience to tears • tear-jerking adjective

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  • Tearjerker — One Hot Minute One Hot Minute Album par Red Hot Chili Peppers Sortie 11 septembre 1995 Enregistrement Los Angeles, Californie Durée 61:17 Genre(s) Funk metal …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tearjerker — UK [ˈtɪə(r)ˌdʒɜː(r)kə(r)] / US [ˈtɪrˌdʒɜrkər] noun [countable] Word forms tearjerker : singular tearjerker plural tearjerkers informal a sad film or story that makes you cry …   English dictionary

  • tearjerker — {n.} A sentimental novel or movie that makes one cry. * /Love Story, both in its novel form and as a movie, was a famous tearjerker./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tearjerker — {n.} A sentimental novel or movie that makes one cry. * /Love Story, both in its novel form and as a movie, was a famous tearjerker./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tearjerker — n Sentimental story or movie. The TV series Touched by an Angel was a real tearjerker. 1920s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • tearjerker — noun A sentimental novel or movie that makes one cry. Love Story, both in its novel form and as a movie, was a famous tearjerker …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tearjerker — a sad story, a story or song that causes tears, move you to tears    Have you seen For Whom The Bell Tolls? It s sad a real tearjerker! …   English idioms

  • Tearjerker — …   Wikipedia

  • tearjerker — tearjerking, adj. /tear jerr keuhr/, n. Informal. a pathetic story, play, movie, or the like; an excessively sentimental tale. [1930 35; TEAR1 + JERK1 + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • tearjerker — noun A sad or emotionally charged film or other dramatic work, sometimes exceeding the limits of necessity and/or believability. See Also: tearjerking …   Wiktionary

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