American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Very humid and hot: sultry July weather.
- adj. Extremely hot; torrid: the sultry sands of the desert.
- adj. Expressing or arousing desire: a sultry look; a sultry dance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Giving forth great or oppressive heat.
- Very hot and moist; heated, close, stagnant, and heavy: as, a sultry atmosphere; a sultry night.
- Associated with oppressive heat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Very hot, burning, and oppressive.
- adj. Very hot and humid, or hot, close, stagnant, and oppressive, as air.
- adj. characterized by oppressive heat and humidity
- adj. sexually exciting or gratifying
- Probably from the verb swelter. (Wiktionary)
- From obsolete sulter, to swelter, possibly alteration of swelter. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He tells her that, in pitching the show to WNET, he called her "sultry"-"but I said 'smart' also"-and she lights up.”
“We enjoyed the cool breezes, and the fresh trout from the river, and pitied our friends in sultry Shemeroon.”
“Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia.”
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“Daddy Billy—also known as Reverend Billy, Outlaw Billy, and, on rare occasions, Billy Boi—had taught me how it felt to call a lover “Daddy,” and then infused the word with sultry power.”
“Because her expression could only be called sultry, with a knowing smile curving those pouting, kissable lips, and her eyes, those wonderful golden eyes, half closed as if in arousal.”
“It was hot and sultry, which is rare in an English June.”
“Described as sultry and glamorous, Wake never traveled anywhere without her Chanel lipstick and a favorite red, satin pillow.”
“The Greeks started the whole thing by calling sultry summer weather "Dog Days," blaming it on the brightest star in the sky besides the Sun, Sirius, also known as the”
“It has the kind of sultry climate that makes night time the best time to be outdoors and tropical frozen treats the perfect food to enjoy while strolling the waterfront or people watching in the main square.”
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