sultry

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Etymology[edit]

A boy and his dog on a sultry day (sense 2) in Riva del Garda on Lake Garda in Italy

From sulter (verb (obsolete), a variant of swelter) +‎ -y; compare sweltry.

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sultry (comparative sultrier, superlative sultriest)

  1. (weather) Hot and humid. [from late 16th c.]
  2. (weather) Very hot and dry; torrid.
  3. (figuratively) Sexually enthralling.

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