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 of heartbreaker from the Web
The chiming, palm-muted guitar line -- written by former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij -- nestles a glistening, percussion-free environment for Ocean to come clean over lost love, this time as the heartbreaker.
Democrats lost a heartbreaker of a special election Tuesday in Georgia.
The Griffins made it to the Elite Eight in 2016, but lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to Normal West in the Illinois State Supersectional.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are coming to Sacramento this summer.
In 2A, Lockport's Jack Randall dropped a heartbreaker in the third round, suffering his first loss of the season.
Class 8A Osceola (10-1) steamrolled its way through the 2016 season, going 10-0 before losing a 28-27 home heartbreaker to Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast in a region quarterfinal.
Saratoga lost a five-game heartbreaker to Pacific Collegiate in a Tuesday evening match on the St. Francis High School floor in Mountain View—in the end, finishing just three points short of the section repeat.
Gallaudet lost its last two games, the final a 31-28 heartbreaker to their biggest rival, the State University of New York, Maritime.
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HEARTBREAKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heartbreaker for English Language Learners
: someone or something that causes you to feel very sad, disappointed, etc. : someone or something that breaks your heart
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