Definitions for sultryˈsʌl tri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sul•tryˈsʌl tri(adj.)-tri•er, -tri•est.

  1. oppressively hot and close or humid; sweltering:

    a sultry day.

  2. oppressively hot; emitting great heat:

    the sultry sun.

  3. characterized by or arousing passion:

    sultry eyes.

Origin of sultry:

1585–95; sult(e)r (var. of swelter ) + -y1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. sensual, sultry(adj)

    sexually exciting or gratifying

    "sensual excesses"; "a sultry look"; "a sultry dance"

  2. sultry, stifling, sulfurous, sulphurous(adj)

    characterized by oppressive heat and humidity

    "the summer was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere"; "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm"


  1. sultry(Adjective)

    hot and humid

  2. sultry(Adjective)

    very hot and dry; torrid

  3. sultry(Adjective)

    sexually enthralling

  4. Origin: Probably from the verb swelter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sultry

    very hot, burning, and oppressive; as, Libya's sultry deserts

  2. Sultry

    very hot and moist, or hot, close, stagnant, and oppressive, as air

Translations for sultry

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of weather) hot but cloudy, and likely to become stormy.

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