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sultry
as in:  a sultry voice


I was captivated by her soulful, sultry voice.
  expressing or arousing sensual desire — especially in reference to a woman’s appearance or voice
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sultry sultriness
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  • I was captivated by her soulful, sultry voice.
  • Ms. Webley described the transition of the "sexy American girl" from the classic blue-eyed blonde to the sultry brunette with brains and charm.
  • During dessert of boysenberry cream with savoiardi and steaming Romcaffe, Vittoria pressed her bare legs against his beneath the table and fixed him with a sultry stare.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Billboards hung at its corners, advertising Coca-Cola and cigarettes; Hollywood movie posters displayed sultry actresses dancing with handsome, brown-skinned men in fields of marigolds.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner

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  • Bored out of her skull, she’d been taking pictures of herself in the booth for twenty minutes. This round, she’d made sultry, sex-kitten expressions.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Night Had Hung a sultry, black curtain, sequined gold.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Her beams bemocked the sultry main,
    Like April hoar-frost spread;
    But where the ship’s huge shadow lay,
    The charmed water burnt alway
    A still and awful red.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge  --  The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  • The kid peeled one side of his jacket open and gave me a fleeting glance of his sexy pictures: postcards of Hindi movies showing doe-eyed sultry actresses, fully dressed, in the arms of their leading men.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
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Associated words [difficulty]:   sultry [4]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Fine Arts & Music, Classic Literature, Nature & Ecology
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