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Definition of heartbreak noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

heartbreak

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈhɑrtbreɪk//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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a strong feeling of sadness They suffered the heartbreak of losing a child through cancer.
heartbreaking
 
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adjective a heartbreaking story It's heartbreaking to see him wasting his life like this.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: heartbreak