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teardrop

[teer-drop] /ˈtɪərˌdrɒp/
noun
1.
a tear or something suggesting a tear:
A single teardrop rolled down her face.
2.
something shaped like a drop of a thin liquid, having a globular form at the bottom, tapering to a point at the top.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; tear1 + drop
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Examples for teardrop
  • The racquet heads are the size of a small skillet, slightly teardrop-shaped and strung tightly.
  • The duo is using a sausage-making contraption to shape the bottles into a teardrop shape.
  • They were teardrop- shaped, with fifteen strings or more and a headstock bent perpendicular to the neck.
  • Its shape more resembles that of a heart or a teardrop, or something that you would want to have a hazmat suit on to touch.
  • She picked up the pumice, a light stone teardrop, shaped to the palm of a hand.
  • They hung them upside down so that they were teardrop.
  • The scientific error is the teardrop shape, which is correct for tears sliding off a cheek but not for falling raindrops.
  • It was flanked by two teardrop-shaped flares of light called parhelia, or more often called sundogs.
  • Now you start with teardrop-shaped panels made of frighteningly delicate tissue paper.
  • Their teardrop-shaped bodies have eight tails for swimming and a suction pad to clamp onto the wall of the intestines.
teardrop in Medicine

teardrop tear·drop (tēr'drŏp')
n.

  1. A single tear.

  2. An object shaped like a tear.

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