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Definition of the adjective sultry

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Sultry is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more sultry / sultrier | most sultry / sultriest

  1. sexually exciting or gratifying
    • examples: a sultry look | a sultry dance
    • synonym of sultry: sensual
    • similar: hot
  2. characterized by oppressive heat and humidity

Alternative definition of the adjective sultry


  1. hot and humid
  2. very hot and dry; torrid
  3. sexually enthralling


"Sultry" is a painting (giclée, acrylic paint) by Robert Cook.

  • media: giclée, acrylic paint
  • genre: Landscape painting
  • subjects: Tree, Landscape painting

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Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1865)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood

Now swelk is used to represent the sound of milk dashing in a churn ; to swilker, to splash about ; to swilker ocer, to dash over ; to swilter, to waste away slowly ; swelking, sultry. To swele, smile, to wash or rinse. On the same principle, Pl. D.

Google previewNytt svenskt och engelskt hand-lexicon (1856)

choking, sultry. D. (nit, sultry air. Set a: :μωβ t rumτα”, there is a ...

Google previewVocabulary Dictionary and Workbook (2006)

2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips

sultry (SUL-trē) adj. Weather that's sultry is hot and humid. A woman ...

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Sultry Meaning

Video shows what sultry means. hot and humid. very hot and dry; torrid. sexually enthralling. Sultry Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary.

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My sound is very smooth. Not to be to cliche, but really sensual and sultry. (Paul Taylor)
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Scrabble value of S1U1L1T1R1Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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