Definition of maudlin in English:

maudlin

Syllabification: maud·lin
Pronunciation: /ˈmôdlin
 
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adjective

Origin

late Middle English (as a noun denoting Mary Magdalen): from Old French Madeleine, from ecclesiastical Latin Magdalena (see magdalene). The sense of the adjective derives from allusion to pictures of Mary Magdalen weeping.

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