L is For Lachrymose

Lachrymose –  showing sorrow; given to tears, weeping.

The more lachrymose mourners at the funeral required a steady supply of tissues.

Origin of lachrymose, from the latin, lacrimosus, from lacrima.

Interestingly, lacrima is also a rare red wine grape variety native to the Marche region of Italy and according to one online reviewer was the worst wine he ever tasted. And it was expensive.  That could make you lachrymose.

For some reason I’ve never been able to remember the meaning of this word. But I will now, after learning about this poor man’s experience.

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