\ ˈwȯrm(p)th How to pronounce warmth (audio) \

Definition of warmth

1 : the quality or state of being warm in temperature
2 : the quality or state of being warm in feeling a child needing human warmth and family life
3 : a glowing effect produced by the use of warm colors

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Synonyms & Antonyms for warmth


lukewarmness, tepidity, tepidness, warmness


chill, chilliness, coolness

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Examples of warmth in a Sentence

I could feel the warmth of the fireplace. She enjoyed the warmth of their praise. They possessed a graciousness and warmth that put their guests at ease.
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Like the sun they're named for, these blossoms represent warmth and happiness, Law says. Carly Orleach, Woman's Day, "How to Make Fresh Flowers Last Longer," 15 Feb. 2019 As Krecicki, City Harvest, and Kin take turns at the microphone to thank everyone for gathering and supporting the vision, there is warmth and gratitude in the air. Grace Ann Leadbeater, Vogue, "A New Non-Profit Is Creating Community Through Slow Food and Art," 9 Feb. 2019 In more open spaces, flocks will crowd together for warmth and roost in groups overnight. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Here's How Birds Stay Warm in the Winter, In Case You Were Wondering," 1 Feb. 2019 The most recent Ice Swimming World Championships, held last year in Burghausen, Germany, drew 120 participants who swam 1 kilometer (about 0.62 miles) in 36.5 degrees F water—without the warmth of wetsuits. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "All About Ice Swimming, the Extreme Sport Where Athletes Compete in Sub-Freezing Water," 23 Aug. 2018 Restaurant week has historically been a two-week effort in January to try and entice people out of the warmth of their homes into the cold as a way to increase restaurant patronage during a very slow business period each year. Editorial From The Aegis, The Aegis, "Some are unhappy [Editorial]," 12 July 2018 The warmth of the two owners accounts for a loyal clientele. Myrna Petlicki, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Reflections Restaurant & Lounge in Lake Villa," 7 July 2018 Idaho is a long way away from the warmth and sunshine of Florida, but that doesn’t concern Orlando Christian Prep athlete Arnell Walker, who committed to play for the Vandals on Wednesday. Chris Hays, OrlandoSentinel.com, "OCP's Arnell Walker talks about commitment to Idaho," 1 July 2018 Spare two-top and four-top tables line the long space, which can come off as cold and industrial, but manager (and Park’s wife) Ellia Park brings in the warmth with friendly, attentive service. Bon Appetit, "Atoboy," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of warmth

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of warmth was in the 13th century

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English Language Learners Definition of warmth

: the quality or state of being warm in temperature
: the quality or state of being kind or friendly


\ ˈwȯrmth How to pronounce warmth (audio) \

Kids Definition of warmth

1 : gentle heat
2 : strong feeling

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