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- 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.