English

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

     

    sultry

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈsʌltri//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌltri//
     
    (sultrier, sultriest) Attractiveness
     
    jump to other results
  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 Origin late 16th cent.: from obsolete sulter ‘swelter’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sultry