Meaning of “tearful” in the English Dictionary

"tearful" in British English

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tearfuladjective

uk /ˈtɪə.fəl/ us /ˈtɪr.fəl/
tearfully
adverb uk /ˈtɪə.fəl.i/ us /ˈtɪr.fəl.i/
tearfulness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈtɪə.fəl.nəs/ us /ˈtɪr.fəl.nəs/

(Definition of “tearful” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tearful" in American English

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tearfuladjective

us /ˈtɪər·fəl/

with tears of sadness:

(Definition of “tearful” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)