heartrending

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhɑːrtrendɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈhɑrtˌrɛndɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(härtren′ding)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
heart•rend•ing /ˈhɑrtˌrɛndɪŋ/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. causing or expressing intense grief or distress:a heartrending scream.
heart•rend•ing•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
heart•rend•ing  (härtren′ding),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. causing or expressing intense grief, anguish, or distress.
heartrend′ing•ly, adv. 
  • heart + rending 1680–90

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
heart-rending adj
  1. causing great mental pain and sorrow

ˈheart-ˌrendingly adv
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