Definitions for sultry
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word sultry.
sexually exciting or gratifying
"sensual excesses"; "a sultry look"; "a sultry dance"
sultry, stifling, sulfurous, sulphurousadjective
characterized by oppressive heat and humidity
"the summer was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere"; "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm"
hot and humid
very hot and dry; torrid
Etymology: Probably from the verb swelter.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Hot without ventilation; hot and close; hot and cloudy.
Etymology: This is imagined by Stephen Skinner to be corrupted from sulphury, or sweltry.
It is very sultry and hot. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
The sultry breath
Of tainted air had cloy’d the jaws of death. George Sandys.
Such as born beneath the burning sky,
And sultry sun betwixt the tropicks lie. John Dryden, Æn.
Our foe advances on us,
And envies us even Lybia’s sultry desarts. Joseph Addison, Cato.
Then would sultry heats and a burning air have scorched and chapped the earth, and galled the animal tribes in houses or dens. George Cheyne.
Sultry refers to a sensual, alluring, or seductive quality, usually associated with a person's appearance, behavior, or atmosphere. It often conveys a smoldering, captivating, or intense demeanor that is typically captivating and appeals to one's desires or passions.
very hot, burning, and oppressive; as, Libya's sultry deserts
very hot and moist, or hot, close, stagnant, and oppressive, as air
Etymology: [From Sweltry.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sul′tri, adj. sweltering: very hot and oppressive: close.—adv. Sul′trily.—n. Sul′triness. [Another form is sweltry, from root of swelter.]
The numerical value of sultry in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of sultry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- قائظ, ghalee, ghaleeyeeArabic
- xafogosa, tòrrid, xafogós, calentCatalan, Valencian
- trykkende, lummer, sensuel, sanseligDanish
- schwül, drückendGerman
- caliente, tórrido, bochornosa, bochornosoSpanish
- nihkeänkuuma, helteinenFinnish
- torride, étouffantFrench
- похотливый, знойныйRussian
- sıcak neyse de nem çok fena, boğucuTurkish
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