Definition of heartbreaking
1 : causing intense sorrow or distress heartbreaking news a heartbreaking defeat
2 : producing an intense emotional reaction or response heartbreaking beauty
heartbreakinglyplay \ˈhärt-ˌbrā-kiŋ-lē\ adverb a heartbreakingly tragic movie
Examples of heartbreaking in a Sentence
She wrote a heartbreaking story about the death of her grandfather.
It was heartbreaking to know that there was nothing I could do.
The team suffered another heartbreaking defeat.
First Known Use of heartbreaking
HEARTBREAKING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heartbreaking for English Language Learners
: causing great sadness, disappointment, etc.
HEARTBREAKING Defined for Kids
Definition of heartbreaking for Students
: causing great sorrow a heartbreaking story
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