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 heart-warmer (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.

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After the escape system fired and Orion was released, the vehicle tumbled and plummeted into the Atlantic Ocean in what was less than a heartwarming scene. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The Orion spacecraft flew Tuesday morning, and it looked pretty spectacular," 2 July 2019 Mom keeps the baby fever on 100 with heartwarming moments, like PJ enjoying story time with her big cousin Baleigh. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Porsha Williams And Dennis McKinley's Baby Girl Pilar Is Growing Up So Fast," 18 June 2019 The heartwarming story was told in a video posted to United's YouTube page Friday, just in time for Father's Day. David Oliver, USA TODAY, "A United pilot paid for a stranded college student's flight: 'There are no words'," 17 June 2019 Though the tattoo is heartwarming, Sophie Turner totally pulled a Tom Holland on Game of Thrones viewers. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, Teen Vogue, "Sophie Turner's "Game of Thrones" Tattoo About the Starks Was a Spoiler for the Series Finale After All," 20 May 2019 Soon after news of the royal baby's birth broke, new dad Prince Harry gave a heartwarming TV interview. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Queen Elizabeth Was Asked About the Royal Baby's Arrival and Her Response Was Adorable," 7 May 2019 Hallmark is known for its delightfully cheesy and heartwarming Christmas movies. Megan Stein, Country Living, "A ‘When Calls the Heart’ Star Just Got Cast in a Christmas Movie—But It’s Not on Hallmark," 26 Mar. 2019 After watching these characters spend so many seasons apart on GoT, finally seeing them together was especially heartwarming. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Arya Stark and Jon Snow Reunite in Game of Thrones Season 8 and We're Not Okay," 15 Apr. 2019 That's why seeing the Wade family support Zion, whatever his identity, is so heartwarming — and many have taken to Twitter to say just that. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Zion Wade Celebrated LGBTQ Pride With His Whole Family," 8 Apr. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of heartwarming

: causing pleasant feelings of happiness

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