heart·​ed | \ ˈhär-təd How to pronounce hearted (audio) \

Definition of hearted

1 : having a heart especially of a specified kind usually used in combination a fainthearted leadera lighthearted wanderer
2 : seated in the heart

Examples of hearted in a Sentence

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First Known Use of hearted

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hearted was in the 13th century

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1 Jul 2022

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“Hearted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hearted. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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