Definition of one's heartstrings in English:

one's heartstrings

Used in reference to one’s deepest feelings of love or compassion: the kitten’s pitiful little squeak tugged at her heartstrings
More example sentences
  • It certainly shouldn't tug at the heartstrings, satisfy the mind and thrill visually all at the same time.
  • Has the world cottoned on to my gentle wit, my innate sense of style, or my ability to tug at the emotional heartstrings so dextrously?
  • Ned felt something tug at his heartstrings, sympathy overwhelming him.
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