tearful or given to weeping

I just read an article that described Rainer Maria Rilke as, among other things, lachrymose.

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3 Responses to lachrymose

  1. Dad says:

    I am mortified!! All these years I have been using that word incorrectly as describing persons with sloping eyebrows. Thanks for setting me straight.

  2. Sarah says:

    Lacrimosa is a famous part of the Mozart’s Requiem, which implies lamenting over the deceased.

  3. Paul Romano says:

    ‘lacrimare’ is to cry in Latin.

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