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Definition of sultry adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (sultrier, sultriest)
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  1. 1(of the weather or air) very hot and uncomfortable synonym muggy a sultry summer afternoon The weather was still very heavy and sultry.
  2. 2(formal) (of a woman or her appearance) sexually attractive; seeming to have strong sexual feelings synonym sexy a sultry smile a sultry singer
noun [uncountable]
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