tear-stained

tear-stained
/tear"staynd'/, adj.
1. marked or wet with tears: a tear-stained letter.
2. showing traces of tears or signs of having wept: tear-stained cheeks.
[1585-95]

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tearˈ-stained adjective
(of the face or cheeks) streaked with tracks left by tears
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Main Entry:tear

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tear-stained «TIHR STAYND», adjective.
stained by tears.

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[ti(ə)r]
adj. wet with tears

I looked at the man's tear-stained face

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tear-stained 7 [tear-stained] [ˈtɪə steɪnd] [ˈtɪr steɪnd] adjective
(especially of sb's face or cheeks) wet with tears

a little girl with tear-stained cheeks


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