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tear1

 
 
pronunciation:
tir
phrases:
in tears
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a drop of salty liquid that comes from the eye. Tears clean the eye and keep it wet.
 
similar words:
drop
definition 2: (plural) the expression of feeling through crying.
I could tell by her tears that she was glad to see me again.
synonyms:
crying, weeping
similar words:
sobbing
phrase: in tears
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Are you looking for the word tier (a layer)? Tear and tier sound alike but have different meanings.
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