tear-jerking


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tear·jerk·er

 (tîr′jûr′kər)
n. Informal
A highly sentimental story, drama, or performance, often intended to arouse heartache or sympathy.

tear′-jerk′ing adj.
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tear-jerking

adjective
Slang. Affectedly or extravagantly emotional:
Slang: drippy, sappy.
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tear-jerking

[ˈtɪəˌdʒɜːkɪŋ] ADJlacrimógeno, muy sentimental
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The tear-jerking video tells the story of Woody the Christmas toy pup, who is thrown out with the rubbish before being rescued and taken in for care by the RSPCA.
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But after Nikhil's heartbroken eulogy and the tear-jerking recording that lets Gennie sing at her own funeral, the day is hijacked by Chas's realisation that Gennie was right - Cameron is cheating on her with Debbie.
It looks like a song about kissing a girl, lots of ice cream cone bras, and a little movie documenting your tear-jerking ride through stardom is more than enough to honor your name in cement.