Definition of Heartstrings

1. Noun. Your deepest feelings of love and compassion. "Many adoption cases tug at the heartstrings"

Generic synonyms: Love, Compassion, Compassionateness



Definition of Heartstrings

1. Noun. (obsolete anatomy) The tendons once thought to brace the heart. (defdate 15th-19th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) One's deepest emotions or inner feelings. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heartstrings

1. heartstring [n] - See also: heartstring

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heartstrings

heartsicknesses
heartsink
heartsink patient
heartsink patients
heartsinks
heartsome
heartsomely
heartsore
heartstopper
heartstoppers
heartstopping
heartstoppingly
heartstricken
heartstrike
heartstring
heartstrings (current term)
heartstruck
heartswelling
heartthrob
heartthrobs
heartwarmer
heartwarmers
heartwarming
heartwarmingly
heartwhole
heartwood
heartwoods
heartworm

Literary usage of Heartstrings

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1. Things of Beauty Set with Gems of Verse: "a Thing of Beauty is a Joy for Ever." by Carroll & Hutchinson (New York, N.Y.). (1853)
"e heartstrings Broken. I KNEW her when she was a little child, And there was something in her infancy So redolent of joy, that when she smiled, ..."

2. Eliza Cook's journal by Eliza Cook (1853)
"THE heartstrings BROKEN. I KNEW her when she was a little ... Long may that sweet faee show no token Of disappointed hopes, and heartstrings broken. ..."

3. Literary Leaders of America: A Class-book on American Literature by Richard Burton (1904)
"... the thought of this Israfel mentioned in the Koran as having heartstrings for a lute, appealed with the sure appeal of a kindred soul. ..."

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