schwül

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Low German schwul, in Standard German since the 18th century. The umlaut is possibly due to analogy with kühl "cool". The unumlauted form today is limited to the sense "homosexual".

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

schwül (comparative schwüler, superlative am schwülsten)

  1. (weather) sultry, close, oppressive

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