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warmth

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noun \ˈwȯrm(p)th\

Simple Definition of warmth

  • : the quality or state of being warm in temperature

  • : the quality or state of being kind or friendly

Full Definition of warmth

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being warm in temperature

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being warm in feeling <a child needing human warmth and family life>

  3. 3 :  a glowing effect produced by the use of warm colors

Examples of warmth

  1. I could feel the warmth of the fireplace.

  2. She enjoyed the warmth of their praise.

  3. They possessed a graciousness and warmth that put their guests at ease.



13th Century

First Known Use of warmth

13th century


WARMTH Defined for Kids

warmth

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noun \ˈwȯrmth\

Definition of warmth

  1. 1 :  gentle heat

  2. 2 :  strong feeling





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