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Definition of "heartthrob" []

  • A pulsation of the heart; a heartbeat. (noun)
  • Sentimental or tender emotion. (noun)
  • Infatuation. (noun)
  • A sweetheart. (noun)
  • The object of one's infatuation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heartthrob" in a sentence
  • "The teen heartthrob is rumored to be concerned about how his three siblings — Daniel, 15, Melissa, 13, and Amber, 10, — are handling the split and is pondering taking a break from recording to focus on helping his family heal."
  • "The British heartthrob is an accomplihed composer, pianist and guitarist and wrote two songs for the original soundtrack, top the U.S. album charts upon its release last year."
  • "Jonah Hill (of Superbad and Knocked Up fame) has been tapped by Sony to write and produce a film adaptation of the “classic” Fox TV show which put Johnny Depp in heartthrob territory."