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.
Recent Examples of heartbreak from the Web
His immediate heartbreak proved to be the prelude to one of the most touching — and ultimately uplifting — stories in World Series history.
The collision of Islam's peaceful and joyous Ramadan traditions with terrorists' warped version of them produces a unique kind of dissonance and heartbreak.
Orwell’s 1938 account of fighting in the Republican army that defended Spain against Franco’s rebels, is pure heartbreak.
Saturday's win ends six years of heartbreak for the Foxes under Luken.
So Village Theatre merits kudos just for programming this crowd-pleasing saga of a black female singing trio’s rise to success, and the moral compromises and heartbreaks that follow.
Gustafsson has fought just once since the heartbreak of the Cormier loss, defeating Jan Blachowicz by unanimous decision in September.
A lot of people are sharing this quote after the heartbreak in Manchester.
To watch Michael and Dwight howl at the moon together—while standing over the grave of a dead amateur model, somehow a symbol for Michael’s recent heartbreak—
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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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