Meaning of “heartbreak” in the English Dictionary

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heartbreaknoun [ U ]

us /ˈhɑrtˌbreɪk/

a feeling of great sadness:

They endured the heartbreak of watching two of their children die of the disease.
adjective /ˈhɑrtˌbreɪ·kɪŋ/

The final scene, when they say goodbye for the last time, is heartbreaking.

(Definition of “heartbreak” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)