heartwarming

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

Definition of heartwarming

: inspiring sympathetic feeling : cheering

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Other Words from heartwarming

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Oliveras has been steadily growing her presence as a romance author, one with a knack for heartwarming family ensembles and a cozy sense of home. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Hot Stuff: New April romances are escapist and revolutionary," 4 May 2020 In a heartwarming scene with a young Devi, Mohan explains how the harp is a much more complex and beautiful instrument. S. Mitra Kalita, CNN, "6 ways 'Never Have I Ever' busts Asian stereotypes," 2 May 2020 The story itself is remarkable, the stuff of Disney movies or heartwarming after-school specials. John Archibald | Jarchibald@al.com, al, "Roommates win big, and that ain’t the half of it," 22 Apr. 2020 Earlier in the day, the 55-year-old daytime host shared a heartwarming photo of Haley and Hope wearing matching outfits and donning bunny ears. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Show Star Hoda Kotb Shares Rare Instagram Photos of Baby Hope on Her First Birthday," 14 Apr. 2020 Cunningham, who owns the West Medford house with Jesus portraits and suspicious magazines, also shared a heartwarming tale. Boston.com Real Estate, "From creepy to cool: Buyers are finding unusual things hidden in their homes," 28 Aug. 2019 AP Photo/Matt Dunham For every heartwarming story of an ill person hitting the crowdfunding jackpot, there are thousands of people who fail to pretty much raise anything. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "How to build a successful medical crowdfunding campaign," 13 Apr. 2020 The press is filled with heartwarming stories of people looking out for one another, formulating innovative ways to communicate and connect, sharing the surreal experiences of plague life. Matthew Continetti, National Review, "The Social Costs of COVID-19," 2 Apr. 2020 On Tuesday, the singer enlisted her husband Swizz Beatz to help remove her gel nail polish, and the video of the heartwarming moment posted to Instagram is a must-see. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "Alicia Keys And Husband Swizz Beatz Struggle To Remove Gel Manicure Just Like Us," 15 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of heartwarming

1743, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2020

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“Heartwarming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heartwarming. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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heartwarming

adjective
How to pronounce heartwarming (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of heartwarming

: causing pleasant feelings of happiness

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