sultriness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sultriness - oppressively hot and humid weather
hot weather - a period of unusually high temperatures
2.sultriness - the quality of expressing or arousing sexual desire; "the sultriness of her look was unmistakable"; "the sultriness of lust was in the air"
oomph, sex appeal, desirability, desirableness - attractiveness to the opposite sex
Translations
عاطِفِيَّه، سُرْعَة الغَضَب
dusnostparnost
sensualitet
tikkasztóság
molla
dusnosťspara
boğuculuk

sultriness

[ˈsʌltrɪnɪs] N
1. (= mugginess) → bochorno m, calor m sofocante
2. (= seductiveness) → sensualidad f

sultriness

n (lit)Schwüle f; (fig)Heißblütigkeit f; (of look)Glut f

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 ?
It was a July midnight; and from out A full-orbed moon, that, like thine own soul, soaring, Sought a precipitate pathway up through heaven, There fell a silvery-silken veil of light, With quietude, and sultriness, and slumber, Upon the upturned faces of a thousand Roses that grew in an enchanted garden, Where no wind dared to stir, unless on tiptoe -- Fell on the upturn'd faces of these roses That gave out, in return for the love-light, Their odorous souls in an ecstatic death -- Fell on the upturn'd faces of these roses That smiled and died in this parterre, enchanted By thee, and by the poetry of thy presence.
All was fresh and beautiful after the sultriness of the desert, and the sunshine and sweet, crisp air were delightful to the wanderers.
Still that breathing silence, which marks the drowsy sultriness of an American landscape in July, pervaded the secluded spot, interrupted only by the low voices of the men, the occasional and lazy tap of a woodpecker, the discordant cry of some gaudy jay, or a swelling on the ear, from the dull roar of a distant waterfall.
The fog of sultriness still hung over the city, but ahead lay a fresh world of ruffled waters, and distant promontories with light-houses in the sun.
The little flat was hot and stuffy under the August sun, and from the road beat up a malodorous sultriness.
The soldiers, having searched this side of the valley after a fashion, and being perhaps somewhat sleepy with the sultriness of the afternoon, had now laid by much of their vigilance, and stood dozing at their posts or only kept a look-out along the banks of the river; so that in this way, keeping down the valley and at the same time towards the mountains, we drew steadily away from their neighbourhood.
After such a revelation, let him smile with what sultriness he would, he could much sooner turn grapes purple, or pumpkins yellow, than melt the iron-branded impression out of the beholder's memory.
The sun came out, increasing the sultriness of the day, while the dead calm still held.
Cyrus "dramatically changed her style of dress and personal vocalizations to reflect the grittiness, aggression and sultriness associated with US-based hip-hop, R&B, urban and Caribbean music," the lawsuit said.
Adding sultriness to the sexy photo is a semi-nude Tanaka who is only wearing a white towel to cover his waist and thighs.
Harrison christened the outfit RichGirl and crafted records that recalled the harmonies of Destiny's Child, TLC's street edge and the sultriness of En Vogue.
Last July, a weekly meeting of the Israeli cabinet was more heated than usual, and not just because of the summer sultriness.