Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Filled or wet with tears: teary eyes.
  • adj. Of or resembling tears.
  • adj. Causing weeping: a teary movie; a teary goodbye.
  • adj. Inclined to weep: He becomes teary when he reminisces.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a person, having eyes filled with tears; inclined to cry.
  • adj. Of eyes, filled with tears.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Wet with tears; tearful.
  • adj. Consisting of tears, or drops like tears.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of tears; wet with tears; tearful.
  • Falling in drops like tears.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. with eyes full of tears

Etymologies

tear +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

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