Definitions

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  • adj. Causing, or afflicted with, heartache.

Etymologies

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heart +‎ achy

Examples

  • She sets it all up with lush orchestration and "heartachy," authentic, throwback tunes on Achin ', where the listener can "wallow in your sorrow," then provides a jolt with the Shakin' numbers that tell "the story of losing love, getting over it and getting on to somebody else," beginning with "Giddy On Up."

    Cowgirl Power: 10 Reasons to Root, Root, Root for Laura Bell Bundy

  • Elsewhere Michael updates crooners like Johnny Mathis and Nat (King) Cole: his voice glides with easy sophistication through heartachy ballads, flitting to falsetto when the sentiment moves him.

    Serious George Is Back

  • A great, monotonous, heartachy prairie lay before us -- utterly featureless in the twilight.

    The River and I

  • We rounded the bend, only to see the dusky, heartachy, barren stretch.

    The River and I

  • Usually I hate funny songs (excepting Flood by They Might Be Giants and some random Dead Milkmen stuff), but "Don't Be Mean" hits a perfect balance between funny and heartachy and therefore I will love it forever.

    NOGOODFORME.COM

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