\ 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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Even those without exposure to Chinese assets will feel the warmth. Mike Bird, WSJ, "How the World Economy Became a China Property Play," 11 Apr. 2019 Half of that is getting hair to very pale blonde, and the other half is toning, a process that involves adjusting the coolness or warmth of hair prior to applying dye. Karina Hoshikawa, Allure, "I Just Got Gray Highlights, and Now I Love My Hair More Than Ever," 10 Apr. 2019 The comet's green glow is due to cyanide and carbon molecules becoming ionized by the warmth of the sun. Temi Adebowale, Popular Mechanics, "Look Up! You Might Be Able to See a Green Comet Tonight," 7 Aug. 2018 These puffer jackets are filled with responsibly sourced goose down and made with a water-repellent fabric and engineered to provide warmth down to minus-20°F. Amy Hou, Glamour, "This Puffer Jacket Is a 'Fashion Coat' That Actually Keeps You Warm," 5 Nov. 2018 And while it's not made with shearling—which has become extremely popular as of late—the wool fabric brings a similar warmth and texture to achieve incredible comfort. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "This Chair Is Like A Giant Fuzzy Sweater You Can Sit On," 2 Nov. 2018 Underneath, a thin layer of synthetic insulation provides warmth, while a peached-fleece bottom layer provides blissful next-to-skin comfort. Emily Reed, Outside Online, "Score 25% Off the North Face's Mountain Sweatshirt," 23 May 2018 But on the day of the event — a get-together inspired by the Sierra Nevada campouts of chef Ethan Mantle’s youth — blue skies and a summery warmth prevailed. Leilani Marie Labong, San Francisco Chronicle, "Start a tradition with a Bodega beach clambake," 11 May 2018 Mr Kim displayed a warmth that was notably at odds with his record of threats and provocations. The Economist, "Can the euphoria of the Korean summit last?," 27 Apr. 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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