\ 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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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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Recent Examples on the Web Mitchell spent her nights awake, feverishly trying to improve her craft, huddling around her stove for warmth. New York Times, 2 Sep. 2021 After a month, Laurie could hold the twins, providing what's called kangaroo care, the baby's skin pressed for warmth against her own. Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 Deer and others bed down under them for warmth in winter and to stay cool in summer. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 18 Aug. 2021 Dressed in winter jackets and extra layers for warmth, volunteers at an outdoor food pantry in Rogers Park persevered through an unseasonably chilly and rainy Thursday afternoon in May. Maggie Prosser, chicagotribune.com, 3 June 2021 If those plants close as the state transitions to more sustainable energy sources, manatees will lose a reliable haven for warmth, leaving them with few options for wintering, Rose said. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 30 May 2021 The smell of stale beer that occasionally emanated from the Coke Lot during twilight hours in years past was replaced by the scent of crackling campfires being lit for warmth and breakfast potatoes sizzling on grills. Justin L. Mack, The Indianapolis Star, 30 May 2021 Jackets were shrugged on, and face masks that were taken off to eat and drink went back on once again — this time for warmth. Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2021 Dietz never reached the gold and only four of the 19 in his crew survived the ghastly two-year ordeal, during which they were reduced to burning their sleds for warmth and eating their dogs. David Conrads, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 May 2021

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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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23 Sep 2021

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“Warmth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warmth. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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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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