sultriness


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sultriness

[′səl·trē·nəs]
(meteorology)
An oppressively uncomfortable state of the weather which results from the simultaneous occurrence of high temperature and high humidity, and often enhanced by calm air and cloudiness.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Like most renditions of this ballet, Perry's choreography fairly sizzles with sultriness and flamenco-inspired movement.
Stan Tracey's Octet fills the main evening with singer Liane Carroll adding the late-night sultriness. You will have that extra drink - oh yes.
Of particular note are Nagano's unexpectedly soulful vocals, which burst with a sultriness that quickly dismisses any image of dorks in lab coats behind a bay of hulking Moogs.
JMP: Where does the dark, melancholy sultriness of your books come from?
These two have been "loved-up" for weeks, so the soothing balm that "her royal sultriness" has imparted will be less pronounced.
While Russell's visual style is fairly consistent throughout his career, with most scenes arranged in medium and long shots, he overuses the close-up here, making Tommy's blank gaze too repetitive, Oliver Reed's sweaty surliness even more of a cliched villainy, and Ann-Margret's sultriness too tawdry.
Though all the songs on the trilogy's first installation are stamped with his signature sultriness and lovelorn lyrics, they also showcase Maxwell's growing musical palette.
There's a new sultriness about you which seems to have come to pass owing to a change of direction over your emotions.
The survey, which polled 2,000 women on their attitudes to their confidence, sultriness and flirtatiousness in a variety of working situations from job interviews to asking for a pay rise.
The former Moloko girl shows a whole lot of class on this disco track.Groove Armada's Andy Cato takes on production with a sleek and groovy tune full of shimmering electronica and Murphy's voice adds a good dose of sultriness.
The first paragraph describes the locale's sultriness despite the winter season where "[i]f you're a woman, you can be raped on your lawn two nights after Christmas, like my sister Kathryn" (3).
Her rich voice expresses gravity, sultriness, and play--not each on cue, like a Broadway diva, but all at once, like Ella Fitzgerald.