how to pronounce heartbreaking


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heartbreaking is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of heartbreaking in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… of course that's heartbreaking and …”

meanings of heartbreaking


  1. That causes great grief, anguish or distress.


  1. The breaking of a heart; great grief, anguish or distress.

heartbreaking frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word heartbreaking occurs in english on average 5.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics heartbreaking can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that heartbreaking can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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