\ˈwȯrm(p)th \

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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Spinelli says that clues to an infection include the sight of pus or a white milky substance, a surrounding area of redness, warmth, or significant tenderness at the border of the cut. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "What to Do When You Inevitably Cut Yourself in the Kitchen," 10 Nov. 2018 Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65," 15 Oct. 2018 Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Paul Allen, Microsoft and Stratolaunch Co-Founder, Dead at 65," 15 Oct. 2018 Courtesy of Rydawell Woodworks Red oak hardwood floors add warmth, and one of our favorite elements of the van is the rear facing kitchen. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Cozy camper van stands out with custom woodworking," 15 Aug. 2018 Stay on this side of it -- in the light and warmth. Dakin Andone, CNN, "The world reacts to the death of chef and storyteller Anthony Bourdain," 8 June 2018 Rather than skewing entirely romantic, EmRata brought a bit of characteristic summer-ready vixen into the mix, a dusting of bronze between long lashes and power brow for added warmth. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski Shows Off Her Summer-Ready Skin in Los Angeles," 24 May 2018 Cleaned regularly, the right carpet can be a great addition to a space to add warmth and a cozy feel. Jennifer Adams, Philly.com, "Ask Jennifer Adams: Carpet or concrete for an apartment?," 3 May 2018 The process is brought on by pollution or too much light or warmth. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "Floating Sunscreen-Like Film Could Protect the Great Barrier Reef," 27 Mar. 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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