heart·​ed ˈhär-təd How to pronounce hearted (audio)
: having a heart especially of a specified kind
usually used in combination
a fainthearted leader
a lighthearted wanderer
: seated in the heart

Examples of hearted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the sound above you will hear the echoes of laughter and warm hearted banter during a Steven's family gathering. Laila Annmarie Stevens, Parents, 15 Jan. 2024 Ava’s quest for freedom is all consuming, possibly cold hearted. Vulture, 31 Mar. 2023 That question falls under Fangio’s light-hearted answer when asked how far this defense was from championship caliber. Dave Hyde, Sun Sentinel, 12 Mar. 2023 Screen Junkies has other light-hearted film analysis videos, but Honest Trailer is the ace series.—Jordan Minor The Royal Ocean Film Society Debuting in 2016, The Royal Ocean Film Society(Opens in a new window) is a movie essay channel that aims to create deeper discourse about cinema. Pcmag Staff, PCMAG, 11 Mar. 2023 This year’s light-hearted competition will take place on June 23 at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in California. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 4 Mar. 2023 Libra September 23-October 22 Something rather serious could get in the way of an otherwise light-hearted day. Chicago Tribune, 3 Mar. 2023 Zane, a freshman at Bethany Christian, shares Ryan's light-hearted side, Krysten said. Brian Haenchen, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Feb. 2023 With a number of families in attendance, the itinerary also featured light-hearted programs to learn about the presidency, including a variety of games, crafts, and tours throughout the festival. Shannon Larson, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Hearted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hearted. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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