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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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 To see the heartwarming story unfold, tune into Bottled With Love on Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. EST. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Hallmark's New 'Bottled With Love' Movie Was Filmed in the Most Romantic Place," 13 Apr. 2019 Romance writer Jasmine Guillory happily stepped up to the task, and has written the heartwarming story of Vivian Forest. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "A Romance Novel Based on Meghan Markle's Mother, Doria Ragland, Really is Coming Soon," 12 Apr. 2019 December may be months away, but filming for the delightfully heartwarming Hallmark Christmas movies is already underway. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Everything We Know About Hallmark Christmas Movies for 2019," 17 Mar. 2019 In 2015, the studio released the short Sanjay’s Super Team, a heartwarming tale about a child connecting with his father’s faith. Bijan Stephen, The Verge, "Pixar hires its second female feature director," 29 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of heartwarming

1743, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of heartwarming

: causing pleasant feelings of happiness

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