heart·​warm·​ing ˈhärt-ˌwȯr-miŋ How to pronounce heartwarming (audio)
: inspiring sympathetic feeling : cheering
heart-warmer noun

Examples of heartwarming in a Sentence

The movie is a heartwarming story about a boy and his dog. It's heartwarming to see how his neighbors have helped him.
Recent Examples on the Web But in a heartwarming moment, her friends rally around her. Sari Hitchins, Parents, 4 Apr. 2024 Orion and the Dark Orion and the Dark is a heartwarming tale directed by Sean Charmatz, where fear meets friendship in the most unexpected of ways. Travis Bean, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 This was also the season that showed us the more heartwarming side of the show: Nick (Jake Johnson) lost his dad, Schmidt let his guard down for Cece, and the Loft Gang went from friends to family. Ew Staff, EW.com, 8 Jan. 2024 Ashley has documented their relationship — and heartwarming origin story — on her TikTok account in videos that have received millions of views. Alexandra Schonfeld, Peoplemag, 19 Mar. 2024 Amid the chill of winter, a heartwarming tale emerges (via webcam) of a devoted bald eagle couple and their eggs. Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Mar. 2024 Starring Leo Woodall of The White Lotus fame and Ambika Mod (This Is Going to Hurt), One Day is an incredibly relatable, heartwarming, and thoughtful view of a love story that spans 20 years. Lian Brooks, Glamour, 5 Mar. 2024 Here are some of the most heartwarming tweets about how Swift has helped girls around the country fall in love with football. Jack McKessy, USA TODAY, 31 Jan. 2024 On-screen, the pair had a heartwarming bonding moment that seemed to inspire Richie, something fans had waited for since season 1. Ilana Kaplan, Peoplemag, 15 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1743, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heartwarming was in 1743

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“Heartwarming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heartwarming. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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heart·​warm·​ing ˈhärt-ˌwȯr-miŋ How to pronounce heartwarming (audio)
: making one feel good inside : cheering to one's emotions

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