heart·​warm·​ing | \ ˈhärt-ˌwȯr-miŋ How to pronounce heartwarming (audio) \

Definition of heartwarming

: inspiring sympathetic feeling : cheering

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heart-warmer \ ˈhärt-​ˌwȯr-​mər How to pronounce heartwarming (audio) \ 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 Enlisted was a heartwarming, feel-good comedy that was well-done on all fronts. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "I'm Still Not Over… how beloved comedy Enlisted became Fox's collateral damage," 5 Mar. 2021 Still, this is Sudeikis' category to lose: His heartwarming, hilarious performance as an American optimist in London saved many a viewer's sanity in 2020. David Canfield, EW.com, "Golden Globes 2021 winner predictions: EW picks who should and who will win," 22 Feb. 2021 Jeffrey Blitz directed this funny and heartwarming study of eight contestants during the 1999 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 50 Best Movies on Peacock," 23 Jan. 2021 Some of the most heartwarming displays of congratulations came from VP Harris’ youngest supporters, who have been lighting up our timelines with their adorable head-to-toe outfits in tribute to our country’s first Black woman Vice President. Rachaell Davis, Essence, "My VP Looks Like Me: These Inauguration Day Tribute Photos Will Make Your Heart Smile," 21 Jan. 2021 Dead Earth’s depiction of Diana continuing to protect her values of love and peace in the wasteland feels unique and heartwarming. Christian Holub, EW.com, "Best new comics to read in December: Do superheroes get a happy ending?," 5 Dec. 2020 Spanning thousands of years, from prehistory and ancient Egypt to the Enlightenment and the New World, the tome features the heroic, tragic, heartwarming and incredible stories of dozens of cats. Rachel Nuwer, Smithsonian Magazine, "A History of Felines, as Narrated and Illustrated by a Cat," 23 Nov. 2020 While the love story between au pair Dani (Victoria Pedretti) and gardener Jamie (Amelia Eve) gets the most attention throughout the show, that of Owen and Mrs. Grose is one of the most heartwarming and tragic in Bly Manor. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, "Everyone Is In Love With This Underrated Netflix Couple," 15 Oct. 2020 The women of Friends have shared some very heartwarming content on Instagram of late, demonstrating their extremely close bond and, in the case of Jennifer Aniston, their extremely loose grasp on the game of pool. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Courteney Cox Posted an Adorable Video of a Hilarious Jennifer Aniston Fail," 21 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of heartwarming

1743, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heartwarming was in 1743

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11 May 2021

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“Heartwarming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heartwarming. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of heartwarming

: causing pleasant feelings of happiness

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