Definition of sultry adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsʌltri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌltri//
    (sultrier, sultriest) Attractiveness
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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. We went out into the still, sultry heat of the afternoon.
  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 See related entries: Attractiveness
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from obsolete sulter ‘swelter’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sultry