Sultry meaning

sŭltrē
The definition of sultry is very hot and moist or creating passion.

An example of sultry is a 100 degree day with 90 percent humidity.

An example of sultry is a very attractive man.

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Extremely hot; fiery.
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(weather) Hot and humid.
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Oppressively hot and moist; close; sweltering.
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Very hot and dry; torrid.
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Origin of sultry

  • From obsolete sulter to swelter possibly alteration of swelter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably from the verb swelter.

    From Wiktionary