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From Latin lacrimōsus, from lacrima(tear), + -osus(-ful), from Old Latin dacrima, from Proto-Indo-European *dakru-, cognate with English tear.

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lachrymose ‎(comparative more lachrymose, superlative most lachrymose)

  1. Tearful, sorrowful, sad, pertaining to tears, weeping, causing tears or crying.
    • 1927, Thornton Wilder, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, page 69:
      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.

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