What does the word sultry mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Hezekiah Butterworth
  2. I remember it was a sultry afternoon. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by 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 by Charles King