heartache

noun heart·ache \ ˈhärt-ˌāk \
Updated on: 13 Jan 2018

Definition of heartache

: 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

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First Known Use of heartache

1578


HEARTACHE Defined for English Language Learners

heartache

noun

Definition of heartache for English Language Learners

  • : a strong feeling of sadness


HEARTACHE Defined for Kids

heartache

noun heart·ache \ ˈhärt-ˌāk \

Definition of heartache for Students

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


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