What does the word sultry mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Sultrily.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Sultriness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Hot, moist, and still; close.

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