Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being sultry; heat with a moist or close air.
- n. The state or quality of being sultry.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being sultry.
- n. the quality of expressing or arousing sexual desire
- n. oppressively hot and humid weather
- From sultry + -ness (Wiktionary)
“I cannot breathe; the sultriness is dreadful; your window is still open.”
“Adele for six awards, including Album of the Year: Who can resist this English crooner's sultriness wow, that's really a word?”
“In the lee of Waihee, between the white beach and the reef, no whisper of breeze eased the still sultriness.”
“Measuring 6 inches (7â€ with base), this mini-statue captures the charm and sultriness of this real-life heroine in exacting, minute detail.”
“The sun came out, increasing the sultriness of the day, while the dead calm still held.”
“Burhenn ups the sultriness factor on "What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood," making for an album of smoky, seductive songs that show she's been listening to plenty of Dusty Springfield lately.”
“Bred in this sparkling and cool sunshine, in these pure and silvered mists of America, it was no wonder that sometimes she fainted in the thick sultriness of an August noon in a southern Chinese city, filled too full of human breath and of the odor of sweating human flesh….”
“Rhona Mitra is hot and she has the sultriness attitude that can carry on to a Selina Kyle/Catwoman character.”
“All was fresh and beautiful after the sultriness of the desert, and the sunshine and sweet, crisp air were delightful to the wanderers.”
“Her husky phrasing adds sultriness to the verses, and when she drops it for clear notes in the chorus, it's like sexy teasing giving way to pure happiness.”
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