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Meaning of SULTRY

Pronunciation:  'sultree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  characterized by oppressive heat and humidity; "the summer was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere"; "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm"
  2. [adj]  burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly hot; "the torrid noonday sun"; "sultry sands of the dessert"
  3. [adj]  sexually exciting or gratifying; "sensual excesses"; "a sultry look"; "a sultry dance"
 

SULTRY is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: hot, sensual, stifling, sulfurous, sulphurous, torrid
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sul"try\, a. [Compar. {Sultrier}; superl. {Sultriest}.]
[From {Sweltry}.]
1. Very hot, burning, and oppressive; as, Libya's sultry
   deserts.

         Such as, born beneath the burning sky And sultry
         sun, betwixt the tropics lie.         --Dryden.

2. Very hot and moist, or hot, close, stagnant, and
   oppressive, as air.

         When in the sultry glebe I faint, Or on the thirsty
         mountain plant.                       --Addison.

 

 

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