Emoji dictionary or broken heart emoji [broh-kuh n hahrt ih-moh-jee] What does 💔 mean? What becomes of the broken hearted? One thing's for sure: they use the broken heart emoji. In texts and on social media, the emoji is used to express grief after a breakup, loss, or other setbacks. While often sincere, its tone can also be more playful, over-exaggerating a frustration or fawning over a crush. Related words: 💓 beating heart emoji 😭 loudly crying face emoji 😩 weary face emoji Where does come from? Examples of I can’t stop thinking about #AnthonyBourdian - So heartbroken - I looked up to him so much 💔😢 @CultureTrekking, June, 2018 Jungkooki cute😍😍and sexy😱😷😷💔😭😭...OMG 😱😱😱😷😷😷😷😭😭😭💔💔💔💔I am so sorry fans😂😂 Jeon 신앙 BTS, YouTube (video title and description), November, 2017 The good guys don’t always come out on top😔 / My 💔 for @_GDortch. I remember the hit & he still came back in. / #selfless #getwell #VAstandup @Fatgirlyum, October, 2017 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses ? Online, use of the broken heart emoji spikes around sad news, discussions of depression or heart disease, the release of popular media dealing with romantic breakups, and, of course, personal matters of love and loss. Day 11: June 11,2017 the day we broke up. The first day started of my miserable life without you. The day I lost myself and looking for my worth. The day you left me and choose her. 🙂 1year past, it really hurts💔 happy independence tomorrow everyone. Still i really love you. — Alyy🌹 (@BalanaAlyssa) June 11, 2018 When a beloved celebrity dies, social media is flooded with the broken heart emoji as users express their grief. A sad week in music for everyone who loved Prince. 💔 We look at the music news in pics: https://t.co/TZe8xQYrja pic.twitter.com/FayqyfFTji — Official Charts (@officialcharts) April 24, 2016 It’s not always that serious, though, as the broken heart emoji can be more hyperbolic, expressing a kind of ironic longing. I just want Chick-fil-A 💔💔💔 — kennedy marie (@Kmbandy321) June 29, 2016 The emoji can also signify a heartbreaker, an attractive but unattainable or closed-off person. BAD GIRL 😭😭😭💔#LISA #YG #BLACKPINK #블랙핑크 #리사 #WeLoveYouLisa 💜 pic.twitter.com/Lqyn4sI4sZ — TaeTaeV36 (@TaeTaeV36) June 9, 2018 D A M N N N N N 🔥🔥🔥🔥💔 pic.twitter.com/HmkVA3wqw2 — bubé (@medina_menxhiqi) June 8, 2018 It’s not uncommon to see users actually replace the phrases heartbreak, heart breaks, or a broken heart with the broken heart emoji. Debbie Reynolds died the day after Carrie Fisher. I absolutely think it’s 💔. — Just1person (@ShariGoldfinge1) April 23, 2018 A parting tidbit for you: A 2016 emoji analysis revealed that the broken heart emoji appeared in French language posts four times more often than in other languages. C’est la vie. Just Added 4th of July, boogaloo, shelfie, ACAB, yeet Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of that will help our users expand their word mastery.