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adj. sul·tri·er, sul·tri·est
a. Very humid and hot: sultry July weather.
b. Extremely hot; torrid: the sultry sands of the desert.
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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Adv.1.sultrily - in a sultry and sensual manner; "the belly dancer mover sensually among the tables"
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