adjectiveNorth American • informal
- Self-indulgently sentimental: a tired, three-hanky melodramaMore example sentences
- Even though Terms Of Endearment has many three-hankie moments, it's got a very offbeat sense of humor that men might enjoy.
- While the reviews were rather mixed, the film would endure as a cult romance, now cherished as a three-hankie classic.
- A minor-league icon, her popularity had little to do with her acting, resting instead on appearances in a few great films and an off-screen life as tumultuous as a three-hankie melodrama.