: the quality or state of being warm in temperature
: the quality or state of being warm in feeling
a child needing human warmth and family life
: a glowing effect produced by the use of warm colors

Example Sentences

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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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 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

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

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