Heartstrings



[hahrt-stringz] /ˈhɑrtˌstrɪŋz/

plural noun
1.
the deepest feelings; the strongest affections:
to tug at one’s heartstrings.
/ˈhɑːtˌstrɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
(often facetious) deep emotions or feelings
n.

late 15c., originally literal, in old anatomy theory “the tendons and nerves that brace the heart;” from heart + string (n.). Transferred and figurative sense from 1590s.

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