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warm-blooded Syllabification: warm-blood·ed
Pronunciation: /ˈˌwôrm ˈblədəd/

Definition of warm-blooded in English:


1Relating to or denoting animals (chiefly mammals and birds) that maintain a constant body temperature, typically above that of the surroundings, by metabolic means; homeothermic.
Example sentences
  • If it fell in the known range of temperatures of a warm-blooded animal, the vinchuca might as well try for a meal.
  • They are endotherms, or warm-blooded animals, generating their own body heat, and they can finely tune the thermal, water, and chemical balance of their bodies from minute to minute.
  • Keeping a constant body temperature is the most serious challenge facing warm-blooded mammals in an aquatic environment.
2Ardent; passionate.
Example sentences
  • This warm-blooded, passionate work was a challenge for unaccompanied singing and there were some beautiful moments, in particular the Pie Jesu.
  • Her musicality shines forth in her lyricism and she made an enchanting peasant Giselle and an ethereal but warm-blooded spirit.
passionate, ardent, red-blooded, emotional, intense, impetuous, lively, lusty, spirited, fiery, tempestuous


Example sentences
  • Examples would be sophisticated vocalizations, vision, echolocation, viviparity, warm-bloodedness, sexual dimorphism, division of labor (even agriculture!
  • By 1978, Archaeopteryx was said to support ‘two theories: warm-bloodedness in dinosaurs and dinosaurian ancestry of birds ’.
  • While it is true that cold-bloodedness in extant animals today is associated with a three-chambered heart, it is by no means therefore certain that a four-chambered heart has to mean warm-bloodedness.

Words that rhyme with warm-blooded

cold-blooded, hot-blooded, red-blooded, unstudied
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