Sultry

Definition of Sultry

Sul´try   Pronunciation: sŭl´trŷ
a.1.Very hot, burning, and oppressive; as, Libya's sultry deserts.
Such as, born beneath the burning sky
And sultry sun, betwixt the tropics lie.
- Dryden.
2.Very hot and humid, or hot, close, stagnant, and oppressive, as air.
When in the sultry glebe I faint,
Or on the thirsty mountain plant.
- Addison.

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