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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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Sunshine is forecast to return Tuesday, and seasonal warmth in the mid-80s is expected by the middle of the week. Scott Dance, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland weather: Thunderstorms could produce flash flooding Sunday afternoon," 10 June 2018 Neptune manages the impossible task of being a destination restaurant that feels like a neighborhood restaurant thanks to the familial warmth of the staff and a menu of local seafood and dishes that please both regulars and tourists. Korsha Wilson, Bon Appetit, "We Needed Our Routine. And We Needed a Lobster Roll.," 6 June 2018 Eclectic eye candy adds to the warmth of the home, and serves as a reminder of a bygone era of farm life. Mary Wakeford, azcentral, "McDonalds embrace Glendale 'farm living within the city limits'," 24 May 2018 Fifteen years before his much-beloved Groot debuted, Diesel was already infusing his physically formidable characters with warmth and kindness in just a few words. Tom Philip, GQ, "One of the all-time great animated movies is streaming now.," 24 Apr. 2018 This weather whiplash is typical for April, when winter storms slowly give way to summer warmth. Angela Fritz, Washington Post, "Snow, severe thunderstorms and temperature whiplash — all in one storm this week," 11 Apr. 2018 Rising sea levels results from ice melting from glaciers and ice sheets due to the warmth of the ocean. James Osborne, Houston Chronicle, "Saudi Arabia among lowest oil field emissions on planet, Venezuela highest, study shows," 2 Mar. 2018 The country is awash in spice, from the pungent, bright yellow turmeric to the bitter licorice taste of fennel seed, from the heady and aromatic nutmeg to the sharp warmth of ginger. Daniel Neman, charlotteobserver, "Yes, Indian cooking uses a lot of spices. Yes, it’s worth it | Charlotte Observer," 26 Jan. 2018 Life was tolerable until temperatures plummeted and Frankie's feline friends scattered, giving up their daily handouts to retreat to the warmth of their own homes. Laura Bruck, cleveland.com, "Blue-Eyed Frankie is waiting to sing a song of joy for his new family," 14 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of warmth

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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


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Kids Definition of warmth

1 : gentle heat

2 : strong feeling

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