What does the word lachrymose mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • See LACRIMAL, etc.

Usage examples for lachrymose

  1. When we think of the serious and lachrymose heroines of romance, we feel that Chaucer's women owe half their vitality to the fact that they are not afraid to laugh, that noble and high- minded as they are, they are part and parcel of the ordinary stuff of human life. – Chaucer and His Times by Grace E. Hadow
  2. He sighed deeply; evidently he was undergoing some lachrymose reflection. – Last Words by Stephen Crane
  3. At this they both laugh heartily, and Mona returns no more to the lachrymose mood that has possessed her for the last five minutes. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess