warmth

noun
\ 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

Synonyms

lukewarmness, tepidity, tepidness, warmness

Antonyms

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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There is a warmth and a comfort in hearing about people in worse situations than your own. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "When that podcast hits a little too close to home," 21 June 2019 Although courteous, graceful, and charming, there was little warmth; the migrainous person was cold, aloof, detached. Katherine Foxhall, Time, "How A Nurse With a Hole in Her Skull Changed The Medical History of Migraines," 18 June 2019 There is a warmth and a comfort in hearing about people in worse situations than your own. . Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post, "In ‘Conviction,’ a woman’s innocent podcast addiction turns into something darker," 17 June 2019 One other thing that hasn’t changed over the years is the warmth and positive presence of the people of this parish. Barry Lemoine, nola.com, "’Farewell for now but don’t forget to enjoy St. Bernard, y’all," 26 June 2019 It is stored in a jar of salt in the warmth of the furnace room for preservation. Meagan Flynn, Anchorage Daily News, "Arctic marathoner donates amputated toes for Yukon hotel’s infamous cocktail," 14 June 2019 Wisconsin and Miami followed much of the same dreary path that started in the warmth of the Orange Bowl and ends with a frigid thud at Yankee Stadium. Dan Gelston, The Seattle Times, "Miami, Wisconsin set to battle cold in frigid Pinstripe Bowl," 26 Dec. 2018 For starters, Alsop happens to be a like-minded musician, interested more in warmth of timbre and arc of line than technical bravura or showmanship for its own sake. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "CSO at Ravinia review: Marin Alsop poetically launches Bernstein tribute," 13 July 2018 Unmoving, my face rests in the warmth of the damp fabric. Meryl Davis, SELF, "Meryl Davis: Finding New Purpose After Life as an Olympian," 30 May 2018

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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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More Definitions for warmth

warmth

noun

English Language Learners Definition of warmth

: the quality or state of being warm in temperature
: the quality or state of being kind or friendly

warmth

noun
\ ˈwȯrmth How to pronounce warmth (audio) \

Kids Definition of warmth

1 : gentle heat
2 : strong feeling

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