Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sweltering”

sweltering

adjective
 
 
/ˈsweltərɪŋ/
so hot that you feel uncomfortable: It was a sweltering afternoon in August.Hot and heatSultriness and humiditySultriness and humidityHot and heat
(Definition of sweltering from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sweltering” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hoppy

like hops (= dried fruit used to make beer)

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More