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
There are so many—of soldiers, KMT sympathizers, beloved children—numerous individual heartbreaks of people separated from their families during the war, people waiting to go home.
Blige’s latest album Strength of a Woman examines life after heartbreak.
Between the personal anecdotes, Moore (or a less interesting ghostwriter) shares stories of the silent era — others’ love affairs and heartbreak, the Fatty Arbuckle scandal, the murder of William Desmond Taylor.
Those experiences frame the novel, a collection of humor, heartbreak and humanity that owes and gives much to the Oregon literary tradition Friesen admires.
The cracks beginning to show in Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca's (Mandy Moore) way-too-perfect marriage also made things more gripping, layering on the heartbreak as the show continues to dance around Jack's mysterious death.
Just believe that the heartbreak was a gift in itself!
Kentucky’s heartbreak came 25 years after the famous Christian Laettner buzzer-beater allowed Duke to break the hearts of The Unforgettables.
Globe returnee Patrick Kerr brings humor and heartbreak as the principled and perpetually exasperated Duke of York, whose own family becomes split in two over the Richard/Henry faceoff.
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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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