heart·warm·ing | \ ˈhärt-ˌwȯr-miŋ \

Definition of heartwarming 

: inspiring sympathetic feeling : cheering

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heart-warmer \ˈhärt-ˌwȯr-mər \ 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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Kim, of course, won the best post with a heartwarming message to Khloé accompanied by an insanely sweet photo of Kim's daughter, Chicago West, and Khloé's new daughter, True Thompson, posing together on the sisters' laps. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Kim Kardashian Shared the First Photo of Cousins Chicago and True Together," 27 June 2018 But the heartwarming video from her classroom this week isn't just about a teacher's love for her students. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "'Someone is on their side.' Why these kindergartners start each day with a handshake | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 26 May 2018 As Portugal fought to tie its Round of 16 World Cup game against Uruguay — which took a 2-1 lead in the 62nd minute — the world was treated to a heartwarming moment of true sportsmanship. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Cristiano Ronaldo helped injured opponent in touching display of sportsmanship," 30 June 2018 Gina Rodriguez is an absolute pro at making us cry, from her beautiful speech at the 2015 Golden Globes to countless heartwarming moments on Jane the Virgin. Lindsey V Thompson, Teen Vogue, "Gina Rodriguez Announces College Scholarship for Undocumented Latinx Student," 19 June 2018 The heartwarming moment took place on April 27 during a celebratory send-off for the Koach All-Stars Cheerleading and Tumbling team in Ankeny, ahead of the team’s departure for a national competition. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Deployed military unit surprises soldier’s daughter with cheer routine," 3 May 2018 If the 1941 Blitz of Belfast, Northern Ireland, doesn’t seem the likeliest setting for a heartwarming, family-friendly film, think again. Gary Goldstein, latimes.com, "A boy and his elephant charm in World War II-set drama 'Zoo'," 5 June 2018 After seeing how happy the pups make him, friends of Anthony's mom, Kristen, had a brilliant (and heartwarming) idea. Marlisse Cepeda, Woman's Day, "Thousands of Facebook Users Come Together to Bring Happiness to Boy in Hospital," 5 Jan. 2015 As hundreds of people across the country lined up for Build-A-Bear’s one-time-only Pay Your Age Day, The Krazy Coupon Lady made a heartwarming contribution on the special day. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "Krazy Coupon Lady Uses Build-A-Bear's 'Pay Your Age' Sale to Gift Plushes to 100 Refugee Children," 12 July 2018

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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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