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heartache

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noun heart·ache \ˈhärt-ˌāk\

Simple Definition of heartache

  • : a strong feeling of sadness

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of heartache

  1. :  anguish of mind :  sorrow

Examples of heartache in a sentence

  1. I've had more than my share of heartaches in my life.

  2. <the heartache she felt when she saw the innocent victims of the war>



1602

First Known Use of heartache

1602


HEARTACHE Defined for Kids

heartache

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noun heart·ache \ˈhärt-ˌāk\

Definition of heartache for Students

  1. :  1sorrow 1 <He's suffered a great deal of heartache.>





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