\ 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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A pool of heat encompasses the city of Los Angeles and a huge splotch of warmth sits squarely over the Rocky Mountains. oregonlive.com, "Washington Post analysis reveals two Oregon counties are among the fastest-warming in the country," 14 Aug. 2019 In the centers themselves, Blumenthal said people were stuffed in cages without room to lie down, used Mylar blankets for warmth and had inadequate access to showers and hygiene products. Lydia Gerike, courant.com, "'I am haunted’: Sen. Richard Blumenthal calls for solutions after return from Texas border facilities," 22 July 2019 But, for the warmth of a hot tub and the scent of fresh cedar or cherry wood (my favorite) wafting, the cost of delivery may well be worth it! Tainaya Nash, House Beautiful, "People Are Going Crazy Over This $4,000 “Portable” Hot Tub," 9 July 2019 Derryn left, leaving Pauly and Nikki staring at each other, Vinny and Alysse hugging for warmth. Darren Franich, EW.com, "In praise of the goofy, shocking, endearing Double Shot at Love finale," 28 June 2019 Cross went for casual elegance in Salvatore Ferragamo, slipping on its comfy trousers, a crop top, and a long topcoat for warmth. Vogue, "Brooklyn Beckham’s Carry-On Luggage Is a Cult Favorite," 21 May 2019 Without those calf shelters, Mr. Roseland said, the calves can get buried in the snow or trampled by cows huddling together for warmth. Jake Holland, WSJ, "Heavy Snow in the Plains in April: A Rancher’s Struggle," 11 Apr. 2019 All soups where bacon, milk and aromatics ground various sweet things with their characteristic creaminess and warmth. Los Angeles Times, "A summer squash soup with a pedigree," 24 Aug. 2019 In a city with buildings designed to keep warmth in, this has been problematic for residents. Anchorage Daily News, "In Alaska, a summer of extreme weather continues," 23 Aug. 2019

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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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