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English definition of “heartstrings”

heartstrings

noun [plural]     /ˈhɑːt.strɪŋz/ US  /ˈhɑːrt-/
pull, tug, etc. at the heartstrings to cause strong feelings of love or sympathy: It's the story of a lost child - guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings.Inspiring feelings in others
(Definition of heartstrings noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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