tears Definition

  • 1a clear, salty liquid that comes from the eyes when a person cries
  • 2drops of a liquid that fall from the eyes as an expression of emotion

Using tears: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "tears" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She wiped away her tears with a tissue.

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    Tears streamed down his face as he watched the sad movie.

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    The child burst into tears when she saw the broken toy.

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    He was moved to tears by the touching speech.

tears Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for tears

Phrases with tears

  • crying that expresses happiness or relief


    She shed tears of joy when she heard the good news.

  • crying or about to cry


    She was in tears after hearing the bad news.

  • to have no more energy or emotion left to cry


    After crying for hours, she had no tears left to cry.


Summary: tears in Brief

Tears [tɪrz] are drops of salty liquid that come from the eyes when a person cries. They are often shed as an expression of emotion, such as sadness or happiness. Phrases like 'tears of joy' and 'in tears' describe specific types of crying, while 'no tears left to cry' refers to having no more energy or emotion left to cry.