Definition of warmth in English:

warmth

noun

  • 1The quality, state, or sensation of being warm; moderate heat:

    ‘the warmth of the sun on her skin’
    • ‘The Wallabies say they are here to learn how to win away from home, and to play in different conditions from the sun and warmth they are used to.’
    • ‘Mexx has lined a pair of beige trousers with fleece for extra comfort and warmth.’
    • ‘Elizabeth sighed and pulled herself out of the comforting warmth of her bed.’
    • ‘The clouds were starting to stretch out and dissipate as the Sun's warmth moved further away.’
    • ‘I don't know about you lot but doesn't the sun and warmth make you feel just that much better, a little more cheerful and energetic?’
    • ‘I appreciate the sun, the increased hours of daylight, some moderate warmth.’
    • ‘It was a lovely early sun, full of warmth, and promising more for the day.’
    • ‘The gold zari fabric of the cape reflects the encompassing warmth of the sun's rays.’
    • ‘The warmth of the sun, the feel of grass on his skin, and the sweet smell of the air all told him that it was real!’
    • ‘Melbourne is cold, rainy and dreary after the relative warmth of Sydney sun.’
    • ‘Touching her hands is like touching ice, without warmth even in the heat of summer.’
    • ‘The warmth of the sun soon dried the moisture from the new body.’
    • ‘The cold dark days of winter seem to be fading as we notice buds starting to push their way through the earth towards the growing warmth of the sun.’
    • ‘Yes, it was definitely darker - the sun still shone, but its warmth had gone.’
    • ‘She lay on the very bed that he had ordered made for her, so that she would always know comfort and warmth.’
    • ‘He draws on a roll of tobacco, which provides him warmth and grants yet another form of slow death.’
    • ‘I'll take the sun, and extend its light and its warmth as far as I'm able.’
    • ‘The morning came and Elizabeth woke to the bright sun shining it's warmth on her face.’
    • ‘Indecision can be ignored entirely while I bask in sun and warmth until some time Tuesday.’
    • ‘You can expect about six hours of sunshine a day, and warmth rather than heat - ideal for walking.’
    heat, warmness, hotness
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  • 2Enthusiasm, affection, or kindness:

    ‘she smiled with real warmth’
    • ‘He is a man who hides the scars of personal tragedy but whose warmth and understanding endear him to people on the edge.’
    • ‘Wit, irony and lightness were always balanced, for Smith, by genuine affection and warmth.’
    • ‘The warmth of the welcome was all the more impressive because the people had so little.’
    • ‘We experienced the warmth and kindness of the local people who soon became our friends.’
    • ‘The warmth of the welcome and the cleanliness of beaches were two factors rated as being particularly good.’
    • ‘Shih Tzu puppies at one week of age can respond to their breeder with warmth and affection.’
    • ‘The public greeted the great entertainer with great warmth and much enthusiasm.’
    • ‘The warmth of the welcome is overwhelming given the previous hours of solitude.’
    • ‘His eyes opened and they were filled with the kindness and warmth that she was used to seeing.’
    • ‘Nana, another year has passed yet the memory of you, your warmth and love and kindness and the lessons you taught me, do not fade.’
    • ‘Ahmed is thankful to his Hyderabad Sultans mates for their warmth and affection.’
    • ‘The Queen Mother through her gracious smile generated warmth and kindness to us all.’
    • ‘Desir exhibited such warmth, caring and concern that she made me forget that I was upset.’
    • ‘She felt such warmth and kindness from him, as well as a fierceness to protect, and an urge to do what he thought was the right thing.’
    • ‘Her icy gaze and menacing snarl turn on a dime to sparkling warmth and dazzling smile.’
    • ‘Without any kindness or warmth, he quickly placed one hand on my waist and the other in mine.’
    • ‘When you talk to someone older to you, talk to them with warmth and affection.’
    • ‘That smile was full of warmth and sweetness and I'll never forget such as a smile in my whole lifetime.’
    • ‘Armed with a big smile, Ninia's warmth on stage, and off, lets her get away with murder.’
    • ‘Will's face softened with warmth and affection as he beheld his son for the first time.’
    friendliness, affability, amiability, geniality, cordiality, kindliness, kindness, sympathy, understanding, affection, warm-heartedness, good-naturedness, love, tenderness, fondness
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    1. 2.1 Intensity of emotion:
      ‘‘Of course not,’ he snapped, with a warmth that he regretted’
      • ‘There are some displays of warmth between them but there is little emotion in their interaction.’
      • ‘But Tian has stressed that the key meaning the story has for him is the warmth of the emotions that it expresses.’
      • ‘She had a distinctive voice of intense warmth and startling range, and a technique seldom matched in the history of opera.’
      • ‘Walker felt the warmth drain out of his soul as the door slammed shut and the light drained away.’
      • ‘So deeply did you touch me, it is no great surprise that I can still feel your embrace, the warmth of your soul.’
      • ‘Things with no eyes flitted about at the corner of the trio's vision, having no fear in this place devoid of emotion, of warmth.’
      • ‘I wanted her to either slap me or show me some warmth, the emotional distance was too much to bear.’
      • ‘Ultimately though, For Tomorrows fail to maintain such moments of intense warmth.’
      • ‘A rare British treat filled with wit, warmth and enough emotion to melt the hardest heart.’
      passion, intensity, ardour, fervour, vehemence, fire, fieriness, excitement, spirit, soul
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Pronunciation

warmth

/wɔːmθ/