- tearful, sorrowful, sad, pertaining to tears, weeping, causing tears or crying
Etymology: From Latin lacrima , tear + -osus "-full", from Old Latin dacruma, from proto-indo-European
- 1927. "It is true that Limeans were given to interpolating trivial songs into the most exquisite comedies and some lachrymose effects into the austerest music; but at least they never submitted to the boredom of a misplaced veneration." w:Thornton Wilder, Thornton Wilder, '''w:The Bridge of San Luis Rey, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, p. 69
- dakru-, cognate with English tear.
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