- a of or relating to tears
- a relating to or located near the organ that produces tears
- If it is a tragedy, they will be provided against any lachrymal emergency with pocketfuls of anticipatory handkerchiefs.
- Sarah lost her husband a month ago and her mode of expression has been consistently lachrymal.
- Sir Senator Muskie's lachrymal performance in New Hampshire suggests a slogan the Republicans might use this election year: "Beat Muskie, for Crying Out Loud!".