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"sultry" in American English

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sultryadjective

us   /ˈsʌl·tri/
  • sultry adjective (HOT)

(of weather) very hot and humid (= with air that contains very small drops of water): It was a sultry night, and I was walking home.
  • sultry adjective (ATTRACTIVE)

sexually attractive: a sultry dance
(Definition of sultry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"sultry" in British English

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sultryadjective

uk   /ˈsʌl.tri/ us   /ˈsʌl.tri/
  • sultry adjective (WARM)

(of weather) uncomfortably warm and with air that is slightly wet
  • sultry adjective (SEXY)

(especially of a woman's face or voice) attractive in a way that suggests sexual desire: She's the sultry blonde in that new chocolate commercial.
sultriness
noun [U] uk   /ˈsʌl.tri.nəs/ us   /ˈsʌl.tri.nəs/
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