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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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Recent Examples on the Web Our way is a quilt, uniting 140 partner organizations to wrap our neighbors in the warmth of hope. The Enquirer, "Submit your video for the United Way Manifesto Contest," 4 Sep. 2020 The smooth melodic contour and noble warmth of this sonority is an Elgar fingerprint. Barrymore Laurence Scherer, WSJ, "A Joyful Song of Proud Tradition," 4 Sep. 2020 Yet none of that is unleashed in his mix of soul, reggae, R&B and pop infused with the warmth of the Caribbean. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, "At 70, Billy Ocean returns with an album to 'lift you up'," 2 Sep. 2020 The build is sweeping, emotional and all encompassing, like a warm blanket or the warmth of the sun on your skin. Katie Bain, Billboard, "First Spin: The Week's Best New Dance Tracks From Porter Robinson, Maceo Plex, Kloud & More," 28 Aug. 2020 The film’s genuine bursts of emotion, combined with the wry warmth of the vocal performances and the deftly realistic rendering of the CGI animals, give the project a silverback gorilla-sized heaping of heart. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "‘The One and Only Ivan’ is an uneven family film with a gorilla-sized heart: Review," 18 Aug. 2020 This penguin, known as the mover, waddles in search of new neighbors in the relative warmth of the huddle’s leeward side. Quanta Magazine, "Math of the Penguins," 17 Aug. 2020 To find solace in the warmth and beauty of humankind’s vast creativity and acquired knowledge. Sheila Marikar, ELLE Decor, "The Home Library Is Now the Place to Be—and Take Zoom Meetings From," 7 Aug. 2020 Harley’s tail-wagging, sunny mood matched the warmth of the early springlike February morning. Steve West, sun-sentinel.com, "Seeing beauty in the weeds | Opinion," 7 Aug. 2020

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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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22 Sep 2020

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“Warmth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warmth. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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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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