Meaning: Describing a movie, book, or TV show that makes the audience or reader cry.
Yeah, I saw that movie last week. It was a real tear-jerker.
They said it was going to be a tear-jerker but I actually thought it was kind of funny.
I saw someone on the plane crying as they were reading a book. It must have been a tear-jerker.
What genre of movie would a tear-jerker most likely be?
A. A comedy.
B. A horror movie.
C. A drama.
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The correct answer is C. A tear-jerker is a sad movie, although it might have moments that are funny or scary.