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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