sultry


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sul·try

 (sŭl′trē)
adj. sul·tri·er, sul·tri·est
1.
a. Very humid and hot: sultry July weather.
b. Extremely hot; torrid: the sultry sands of the desert.
2.
a. Expressing sexual desire: a sultry look.
b. Arousing sexual desire: a sultry dance.

[From obsolete sulter, to swelter, possibly alteration of swelter.]

sul′tri·ly adv.
sul′tri·ness n.

sultry

(ˈsʌltrɪ)
adj, -trier or -triest
1. (Physical Geography) (of weather or climate) oppressively hot and humid
2. characterized by or emitting oppressive heat
3. displaying or suggesting passion; sensual: sultry eyes.
[C16: from obsolete sulter to swelter + -y1]
ˈsultrily adv
ˈsultriness n

sul•try

(ˈsʌl tri)

adj. -tri•er, -tri•est.
1. oppressively hot and close or humid; sweltering: a sultry day.
2. oppressively hot; emitting great heat: the sultry sun.
3. characterized by or arousing passion: sultry eyes.
[1585–95; sult(e)r (variant of swelter) + -y1]
sul′tri•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sultry - sexually exciting or gratifying; "sensual excesses"; "a sultry look"; "a sultry dance"
hot - extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm; "a hot temper"; "a hot topic"; "a hot new book"; "a hot love affair"; "a hot argument"
2.sultry - characterized by oppressive heat and humidity; "the summer was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere"; "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm"
hot - used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"

sultry

adjective
1. humid, close, hot, sticky, stifling, oppressive, stuffy, sweltering, muggy The climax came one sultry August evening.
humid fresh, cool, refreshing, invigorating
2. seductive, sexy (informal), sensual, voluptuous, passionate, erotic, provocative, amorous, come-hither (informal) a dark-haired sultry woman

sultry

adjective
Translations
حار وغائِمعاطِفي، سَريع الغَضَب
dusnývášnivý
lummersensuel
ástríîufullurmollulegur, heitur og rakur
tvankumas
kaislīgskarstasinīgstveicīgs
ateşliboğucu

sultry

[ˈsʌltrɪ] ADJ
1. (= muggy) [day, weather] → bochornoso, sofocante; [heat, air] → sofocante, agobiante
it was hot and sultryhacía bochorno, hacía un calor sofocante
2. (= seductive) [woman] → seductor, sensual
she gave him a sultry looklo miró seductora, lo miró de forma sensual

sultry

[ˈsʌltri] adj [weather, day] → étouffant(e)

sultry

adj weather, atmosphereschwül; womanheißblütig, temperamentvoll; voice, beauty, lookglutvoll

sultry

[ˈsʌltrɪ] adj (weather) → afoso/a, opprimente; (woman, character) → ardente, sensuale

sultry

(ˈsaltri) adjective
1. (of weather) hot but cloudy, and likely to become stormy.
2. (of a person, especially a woman) passionate.
ˈsultriness noun
References in classic literature ?
After a while one got restless under it, as one does under the heat of a soft, sultry summer day.
But, as it happened, scarcely had Phoebe's eyes rested again on the Judge's countenance than all its ugly sternness vanished; and she found herself quite overpowered by the sultry, dog-day heat, as it were, of benevolence, which this excellent man diffused out of his great heart into the surrounding atmosphere,--very much like a serpent, which, as a preliminary to fascination, is said to fill the air with his peculiar odor.
It was a cloudy, sultry afternoon; the seamen were lazily lounging about the decks, or vacantly gazing over into the lead-colored waters.
It was a sultry, close day, the next day, as the steamer drew near to New Orleans.
And free likewise to go where ye will, so ye wander not out of his grace the Devil's sultry realm.
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.
It was a close, sultry day: devoid of sunshine, but with a sky too dappled and hazy to threaten rain: and our place of meeting had been fixed at the guide-stone, by the cross-roads.
The dreaded month of July came, with its airless nights, its cloudless mornings, and its sultry days.
The night was so very sultry, that although they sat with doors and windows open, they were overpowered by heat.
Heaven seems to have made this place on purpose for the repose of weary travellers, who here exchange the tortures of parching thirst, burning sands, and a sultry climate, for the pleasures of shady trees, the refreshment of a clear stream, and the luxury of a cooling breeze.
One will pass all the hours of the night seated at the foot of some oak or rock, and there, without having closed his weeping eyes, the sun finds him in the morning bemused and bereft of sense; and another without relief or respite to his sighs, stretched on the burning sand in the full heat of the sultry summer noontide, makes his appeal to the compassionate heavens, and over one and the other, over these and all, the beautiful Marcela triumphs free and careless.
The weather had been somewhat sultry, but not to any degree uncommon in the month of August.