Definition of tearjerking in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtirˌjərkiNG/ /ˈtɪrˌdʒərkɪŋ/

noun & adjective


See tearjerker

‘With its uniformly excellent cast, Silberling's finely observed meditation on grief and loss never stoops to tear-jerking sentiment.’
  • ‘The open-air-stage in one of the roads in Pykara was no impediment to the passers-by who turned onlookers after the tear-jerking tale of ‘Kalyani’ shook them, especially the women segment.’
  • ‘They also point to a recent study report from Tamil Nadu that watching soaps, especially the tear-jerking kind, late into night, could result in tearful babies for pregnant women.’
  • ‘I've had many of these this year and am now actually looking forward to the beginning of another challenging, rewarding, mind-boggling, tear-jerking year.’
  • ‘Someone makes a heartfelt, tear-jerking appeal on behalf of the charity, and then up pops some sweaty, half-cut minor-league celebrity who's a mate of someone on the committee.’