heartbreak

noun heart·break \ ˈhärt-ˌbrāk \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of heartbreak

: crushing grief, anguish, or distress

Examples of heartbreak in a Sentence

  1. He recently suffered a string of romantic heartbreaks.

  2. I understand the heartbreak you must feel over your grandmother's death.

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First Known Use of heartbreak

14th century

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HEARTBREAK Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of heartbreak for English Language Learners

  • : a very strong feeling of sadness, disappointment, etc.


HEARTBREAK Defined for Kids

heartbreak

noun heart·break \ ˈhärt-ˌbrāk \

Definition of heartbreak for Students

: very great or deep grief


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