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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web In a world where coffee shops are present on almost every street corner, there exists among them an oasis of warmth, inclusion and humanity—Bitty & Beau’s Coffee. Chris Gallagher, USA TODAY, 11 May 2024 The house’s beauty — its warmth, its naked vulnerability — is both incidental and natural, a response to the singular mountain territory from which much of Ecuador’s most provocative new architecture rises. Michael Snyder Ana Topoleanu, New York Times, 10 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for warmth 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'warmth.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of warmth was in the 13th century

Cite this Entry

“Warmth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warmth. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

warmth

noun
1
: the quality or state of being warm in temperature
2
a
: the quality or state of being warm in feeling
enjoyed the warmth of their praise
b
: a glowing effect produced by the use of warm colors

More from Merriam-Webster on warmth

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!