sultry

Part of speech: adverb

Sultrily.

Part of speech: noun

Sultriness.

Part of speech: adjective

Hot, moist, and still; close.

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Usage examples "sultry":

  1. Often, at the close of the Sun- dance on the sultry days, the clouds would gather, and the thunder- bird would shake its wings above them and cool the air. - "The Log School-House on the Columbia", Hezekiah Butterworth.
  2. I remember it was a sultry afternoon. - "Wilfrid Cumbermede", George MacDonald.
  3. The scene in the office that sultry afternoon was something to remember long days after. - "A Tame Surrender, A Story of The Chicago Strike", Charles King.