Definition of heartbreak in English:

heartbreak

noun

mass noun
  • Overwhelming distress.

    ‘an unforgettable tale of joy and heartbreak’
    • ‘She then suffered more heartbreak when she lost her beloved guide dog.’
    • ‘Always supportive, we were the crutch for the other to lean on, when love dealt us the pain of heartbreak.’
    • ‘It is not a hedge around heartbreak, a quick fix for pain, or a detour through grief.’
    • ‘Even the ideal child would bring grief and care and heartbreak on him for the rest of his life.’
    • ‘It was all so sudden and we experienced the pain and heartbreak of each health report of our poor lead fiddle player.’
    • ‘She has suffered heartbreak, both on and off the field, and has come through it all with dignity and strength.’
    • ‘You know one day you'll pay in tears and heartbreak for the joy you're experiencing now.’
    • ‘A devastated mother today spoke of her heartbreak after losing three sons in tragic circumstances.’
    • ‘We're looking for comics who are talking about their own experience, their pain, heartbreak or struggle.’
    • ‘Accidents in general, and those resulting in loss of life in particular, cost a lot of money and a lot of heartbreak.’
    • ‘To do so is invite into your life the three demons of chaos, torture and heartbreak.’
    • ‘I ran from the club and down the all too familiar streets, where I'd already experienced joy and heartbreak.’
    • ‘She faced the risk of inconsolable pain and heartbreak and embraced it with open arms.’
    • ‘He was quite simply helping out people he both knew and liked in a time of great distress and heartbreak.’
    • ‘This was what had caused me so much heartbreak and pain those first few weeks.’
    • ‘They get a buzz out of driving fast but the damage they do causes heartbreak and torture for families like ours.’
    • ‘He lived a difficult life, full of trauma, illness and heartbreak.’
    • ‘Novelty records, for the most part, are usually heartbreak at every turn, with a short shelf life to boot.’
    • ‘Susan has battled through pain and heartbreak to marry her sweetheart.’
    • ‘Three years of heartbreak and pain has ended for a Rochdale woman with the birth of a baby boy.’
    distress, grief, suffering, unhappiness, misery, sorrow, sadness, anguish, trauma, heartache, pain, hurt, agony, angst, wretchedness, bitterness, despondency, despair, woe, dejection, devastation, desolation, torment, torture
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Pronunciation

heartbreak

/ˈhɑːtbreɪk/