February 27, 2012 12:10pm sul·try (sŭl'trē)
adj., -tri·er, -tri·est.
Very humid and hot: sultry July weather.
Extremely hot; torrid: the sultry sands of the desert.
Expressing or arousing desire: a sultry look; a sultry dance.
[From obsolete sulter, to swelter, possibly alteration of SWELTER.]
sultrily sul'tri·ly adv.
sultriness sul'tri·ness n.