heartbreaking

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adjective heart·break·ing \ˈhärt-ˌbrā-kiŋ\

Definition of heartbreaking

  1. 1 :  causing intense sorrow or distress <heartbreaking news> <a heartbreaking defeat>

  2. 2 :  producing an intense emotional reaction or response <heartbreaking beauty>

heartbreakingly

play \ˈhärt-ˌbrā-kiŋ-lē\ adverb <a heartbreakingly tragic movie>

Examples of heartbreaking in a sentence

  1. She wrote a heartbreaking story about the death of her grandfather.

  2. It was heartbreaking to know that there was nothing I could do.

  3. The team suffered another heartbreaking defeat.

1591

First Known Use of heartbreaking

1591


HEARTBREAKING Defined for English Language Learners

heartbreaking

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adjective heart·break·ing \ˈhärt-ˌbrā-kiŋ\

Definition of heartbreaking for English Language Learners

  • : causing great sadness, disappointment, etc.


HEARTBREAKING Defined for Kids

heartbreaking

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adjective heart·break·ing \ˈhärt-ˌbrā-kiŋ\

Definition of heartbreaking for Students

  1. :  causing great sorrow <a heartbreaking story>



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