Meaning of ugly-cry in English:

ugly-cry

verbverb ugly-cries, verb ugly-crying, verb ugly-cried

[no object] informal
  • Cry so intensely that one's facial expression becomes contorted.

    • ‘as she walked down the aisle, the bride found that her groom was ugly-crying’

nounplural noun ugly cries

(also ugly cry)
informal
  • A period of crying so intensely that one's facial expression becomes contorted.

    • ‘the ending of the film will probably elicit an ugly cry’