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sultry

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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
a sultry afternoon
Definition hot and humid
  • It was a sultry afternoon. I could barely breath.
sultry = hot and humid
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The forecast is for another round of overnight storms followed by another sultry day.
  • sultry = hot and humid
  • The day of the reaping's hot and sultry.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • sultry = hot and humid
  • In the evening it grows sultry and the heat rises from the earth.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • sultry = hot and humid
  • It was a cloudy, sultry afternoon; the seamen were lazily lounging about the decks, or vacantly gazing over into the lead-coloured waters.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • sultry = hot and humid
  • The weather had been somewhat sultry, but not to any degree uncommon in the month of August.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • sultry = hot and humid
  • And in effect the sultry darkness into which the students now followed him was visible and crimson, like the darkness of closed eyes on a summer's afternoon.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • sultry = hot and humid
  • Aunt Sally jumped for her, and most hugged the head off of her, and cried over her, and I found a good enough place for me under the bed, for it was getting pretty sultry for us, seemed to me.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • sultry = hot and humid (figuratively)
  • The air that came in through the window was sultry; it made Dustfinger drowsy.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • sultry = hot and humid
  • It was hot and sultry and Janie left the field and went home.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
sultry = hot and humid

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2  —as in:
a sultry voice
Definition expressing or arousing sensual desire — especially in reference to a woman's appearance or voice
  • I was captivated by her soulful, sultry voice.
sultry = expressing or arousing sensual desire
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She plays the roll of a sultry jazz singer.
  • sultry = expressing or arousing sensual desire
  • She described the transition of the "sexy American girl" from the classic blue-eyed blonde to the sultry brunette with brains and charm.
  • sultry = expressing or arousing sensual desire
  • 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
  • sultry = sexy (expressing or arousing sensual desire)
  • 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
  • sultry = expressing or arousing sensual desire
  • Hollywood movie posters displayed sultry actresses dancing with handsome, brown-skinned men in fields of marigolds.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • sultry = sexy (expressing or arousing sensual desire)
  • 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
sultry = sexy (expressing or arousing sensual desire)

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