Definition of heartbreak
: crushing grief, anguish, or distress
Examples of heartbreak in a sentence
He recently suffered a string of romantic heartbreaks.
I understand the heartbreak you must feel over your grandmother's death.
First Known Use of heartbreak
HEARTBREAK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heartbreak for English Language Learners
: a very strong feeling of sadness, disappointment, etc.
HEARTBREAK Defined for Kids
Definition of heartbreak for Students
: very great or deep grief
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