Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
sultry

sul·try

sultry

 
 
pronunciation:
suhl tri
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: sultrier, sultriest
definition 1: uncomfortably hot and humid.
It was a sultry afternoon and sweat poured down his cheeks.
synonyms:
muggy, sticky, sweltering
antonyms:
refreshing
similar words:
hot, humid, oppressive, stifling
definition 2: inspiring sensual attraction.
Her sultry movements made him stare.
synonyms:
alluring, seductive, sensual
similar words:
erotic, provocative, sexy, torrid
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivations: sultrily (adv.), sultriness (n.)