heart·​break·​er | \ ˈhärt-ˌbrā-kər How to pronounce heartbreaker (audio) \

Definition of heartbreaker

: one that causes heartbreak

Examples of heartbreaker in a Sentence

The team's most recent loss was a real heartbreaker.
Recent Examples on the Web The Angels desperately needed a victory, but none was forthcoming in a 6-5, 10-inning heartbreaker. Luca Evans, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2022 Marchiol's been carrying the feeling of losing that 23-21 heartbreaker to Chandler in the Open state final last season. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 9 Sep. 2021 The Huskies, with six future major-leaguers on the team, lost a heartbreaker to Oregon. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 4 June 2022 The Jets upset No. 1 Baker in the state semifinals, ending the Hornets’ 22-game win streak in the process, before losing a 66-64 heartbreaker in the final seconds to state champion Enterprise. Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, 29 Mar. 2022 Illinois fell seven spots to No. 24 after losing a heartbreaker to Purdue and getting drilled by Maryland. Dave Skretta, ajc, 24 Jan. 2022 Illinois fell seven spots to No. 24 after losing a heartbreaker to Purdue and getting drilled by Maryland. Dave Skretta, chicagotribune.com, 24 Jan. 2022 The Steelers, who have been hanging around in what could be Ben Roethlisberger’s last season, lost a heartbreaker, 36-28, to the Vikings on Thursday night after storming back from a 29-0 third-quarter deficit. cleveland, 13 Dec. 2021 In the end, the campaign ended on a five-game losing streak, culminating in a devastating four-OT heartbreaker to archnemesis Alabama and a setback against Houston in the Birmingham Bowl. Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of heartbreaker

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Heartbreaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heartbreaker. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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