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💔 - broken heart emoji

or broken heart emoji [broh-kuh n hahrt ih-moh-jee]

What doesย ๐Ÿ’”ย 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.

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Examples of 💔 - broken heart emoji

I canโ€™t stop thinking about #AnthonyBourdian - So heartbroken - I looked up to him so much ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ข
@CultureTrekking, June, 2018
Jungkooki cute๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜and sexy๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ...OMG ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”I am so sorry fans๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Jeon ์‹ ์•™ BTS, YouTube (video title and description), November, 2017
The good guys donโ€™t always come out on top๐Ÿ˜” /ย My ๐Ÿ’” for @_GDortch. I remember the hit & he still came back in. /ย #selfless #getwell #VAstandup
@Fatgirlyum, October, 2017
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Who uses 💔 - broken heart emoji ?

Online, use of theย broken heart emojiย 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.

When a beloved celebrity dies, social media is flooded with theย broken heart emoji as users express their grief.

It’s not always that serious, though, as the broken heart emoji can be more hyperbolic, expressing a kind of ironic longing.

The emoji can also signify a heartbreaker, an attractive but unattainable or closed-off person.

It’s not uncommon to see users actually replace the phrasesย heartbreak,ย heart breaks,ย orย a broken heart with theย broken heart emoji.

A parting tidbit for you: A 2016 emoji analysis revealed that theย broken heart emoji appeared in French language posts four times more often than in other languages. C’est la vie.

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