tearjerker

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See also: tear-jerker and tear jerker

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tear +‎ jerker

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tearjerker (plural tearjerkers)

  1. (informal) An emotionally charged film, novel, song, opera, television episode, etc., usually with one or more sad passages or ending, so termed because it suggests one is likely to cry during its performance.

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