torrid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin torridus, from torreō (parch, scorch).

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Adjective[edit]

torrid (comparative torrider, superlative torridest)

  1. Very hot and dry.
  2. Full of intense emotions arising from sexual love; ardent and passionate.
    a torrid love scene in a film or novel
  3. (chiefly Britain) Full of difficulty.
  4. (chiefly US, sports) [of a streak, form, etc.] Good, impressive, hot
    • 2019 July 22, James Wagner, “Yankees Face Another A.L. Powerhouse in the Twins”, in The New York Times, page B11:
      But thanks to a torrid stretch that started in mid-June, the Yankees have regained first place in the A.L. East and built the largest division lead — nine games ahead of the second-place Tampa Bay Rays — in the league.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Note that senses 3 and 4 have opposite connotation.

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

torrid

  1. (literary) imperfect/conditional impersonal of torri

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
torrid dorrid nhorrid thorrid
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.