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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: sulter 'to be uncomfortably hot' (16-17 centuries), from swelter

sultry

adjective
     
Related topics: Nature
sul‧try
1DN weather that is sultry is hot with air that feels wet [= humid]:
a hot and sultry day
Since the rain, the air had become heavy and still and sultry.
2 a woman who is sultry makes other people feel strong sexual attraction to her:
She threw Carlo a sultry glance.
a sultry film star
sultriness noun [uncountable]

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