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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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
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sultry

adjective
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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
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sultry

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

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

[ˈsʌltrɪ] adj (weather) → afoso/a, opprimente; (woman, character) → ardente, sensuale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

sultry

(ˈsaltri) adjective
1. (of weather) hot but cloudy, and likely to become stormy.
2. (of a person, especially a woman) passionate.
ˈsultriness noun
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