Definition of sweltering in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈswelt(ə)riNG/


Uncomfortably hot: the sweltering afternoon heat
More example sentences
  • According to reports from Chris, who went out there a few days ago, the weather has ranged from sweltering to incapacitating.
  • Gold miners often have to descend more than 3 kilometres underground to drill ore in sweltering narrow tunnels.
  • The screaming fans couldn't compose themselves even in the sweltering heat.
hot, stifling, humid, sultry, sticky, muggy, close, stuffy;
tropical, torrid, searing, blistering
informal boiling (hot), baking, roasting, sizzling



Example sentences
  • It gets swelteringly hot here in Paris in my petit kitchen, and it's too darn uncomfortable if I wear too much.
  • Given the extreme heat during most of the year, these homes are often swelteringly hot.

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Syllabification: swel·ter·ing

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