tearfulness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tearful +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

tearfulness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being tearful.
    • 2008 March 29, Jon Pareles, “Hip-Hop Assurance, R&B Suffering”, New York Times:
      The songs built slowly with anger, ache, tearfulness and fury, with sustained notes and cascading melismas.

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