heartbreak

[ hahrt-breyk ]
/ ˈhɑrtˌbreɪk /

noun

great sorrow, grief, or anguish.

Origin of heartbreak

First recorded in 1575–85; heart + break
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British Dictionary definitions for heartbreak

heartbreak

/ (ˈhɑːtˌbreɪk) /

noun

intense and overwhelming grief, esp through disappointment in love
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Word Origin and History for heartbreak

heartbreak


n.

1580s, from heart + break (n.). Related: Heartbreaking.

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