warmth

noun \ ˈwȯrm(p)th \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

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

Examples of warmth in a Sentence

  1. I could feel the warmth of the fireplace.

  2. She enjoyed the warmth of their praise.

  3. They possessed a graciousness and warmth that put their guests at ease.

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First Known Use of warmth

13th century


WARMTH Defined for English Language Learners

warmth

noun

Definition of warmth for English Language Learners

  • : the quality or state of being warm in temperature

  • : the quality or state of being kind or friendly


WARMTH Defined for Kids

warmth

noun \ ˈwȯrmth \

Definition of warmth for Students

1 : gentle heat
2 : strong feeling


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