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ˈsʌl trisul·t·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sensual, sultryadjective

    sexually exciting or gratifying

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

  2. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. sultryadjective

    hot and humid

    Etymology: Probably from the verb swelter.

  2. sultryadjective

    very hot and dry; torrid

    Etymology: Probably from the verb swelter.

  3. sultryadjective

    sexually enthralling

    Etymology: Probably from the verb swelter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sultry

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

    Etymology: [From Sweltry.]

  2. Sultry

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

    Etymology: [From Sweltry.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sultry

    sul′tri, adj. sweltering: very hot and oppressive: close.—adv. Sul′trily.—n. Sul′triness. [Another form is sweltry, from root of swelter.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sultry in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sultry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of sultry in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    There must be a valid and solid reason as why Invisible God has given us all sort of season. So, it is sometimes better to be under a natural sultry sun than live often in an artificial environment of refrigeration.

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