Definition of maudlin in English:

maudlin

Line breaks: maud|lin
Pronunciation: /ˈmɔːdlɪn
 
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adjective

Origin

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

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