Definition of sultry in English:

sultry

Line breaks: sul¦try
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌltri
 
/

adjective (sultrier, sultriest)

  • 2(Especially of a woman or her behaviour) displaying or suggesting a strongly sexual nature: a sultry French au pair
    More example sentences
    • On the DVD cover is a picture of a rather sultry woman in a sensual pose.
    • Has he ever witnessed any sultry housewives or teenage seductresses losing pieces of their bikinis in the water?
    • A flicker of a sultry women, moist with the warmth of water from the ocean, comes to mind.
    Synonyms
    passionate, attractive, sensual, sexy, voluptuous, luscious, erotic, seductive, provocative, alluring, tempting

Derivatives

sultrily

adverb
More example sentences
  • Blue For The Most is a beguiling blend of trip-hop, pop and folk, swinging sultrily, with the sort of confidence that sets this debut apart.
  • I was quite surprised to see a scantily clad mannequin reclining sultrily under the covers.
  • And wearing a knowing smile, Jennie walked sultrily over to him, waving a fan of peacock feathers.

sultriness

noun
More example sentences
  • Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, who died in 1992, created the ‘nuevo tango’, a music that mixes the sultriness of tango forms with the sophistication of classical techniques.
  • Old Chloe was trying to be a sex kitten or something, but as The Hack observed she had ‘all the sultriness of a lukewarm washcloth.’
  • There's an impossible, unreasonable glamour to the stars of the past; the hauteur of Dietrich, the sultriness of Bacall, the mystique of Garbo.

Origin

late 16th century: from obsolete sulter 'swelter'.

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