\ ˈstē-mē \
steamier; steamiest

Definition of steamy

1 : consisting of, characterized by, or full of steam
2 : intensely or uncomfortably hot: such as
a : hot and humid a steamy afternoon
b : sensually hot : erotic a steamy love scene

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Other Words from steamy

steamily \ ˈstē-​mə-​lē \ adverb
steaminess \ ˈstē-​mē-​nəs \ noun

Examples of steamy in a Sentence

It is 92 degrees in steamy Miami this afternoon. a steamy scene that earned the movie an R rating

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The lovebirds are closing their honeymoon on Sunday night in a steamy way: Timberwolves vs. Suns in Minneapolis. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "The NBA Honeymooners From Japan: 13 Games in 13 Nights," 16 Jan. 2019 Maybe there was a time when humor could be found in such a brash, violent statement of intent, but not at 4:02 p.m. on a steamy hot afternoon in 2018. Jeff Bogle, Good Housekeeping, "My Daughter's Note from a Friend at School Joked, "I'm Going to Kill You."," 20 Sep. 2018 Watch the trailer for yourself, below: Unfortunately, this trailer isn't as steamy as fans probably would've liked, so fingers crossed season four turns up the passion a little bit more. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "The First Outlander Season 4 Trailer Is Here, and I'm Already Hooked," 31 July 2018 And what is the sweaty, steamy ritual even supposed to do? SELF, "Does the Steam Room at the Gym Actually Do Anything?," 4 Jan. 2019 Access is by Cessna from the airstrip at Shell, a steamy frontier town on the edge of the Amazon, and flights are impossible in rain, so patience is required on entry and exit. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Places Our Travel Specialists Say You Should Go in 2019," 17 Dec. 2018 That's, in part, due to their controversial beginnings: stories swirled after the two starred in the steamy shoot-’em-up comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005—while Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston. Vogue, "Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman Are Married! Plus, 11 Other Celebrity Couples Who Met on Set," 17 Dec. 2018 Both Tyler's wife, Hayley, and Brian's wife, Brittney, star in the steamy music video. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard Responds to Claims That Their Music 'Ain't Country'," 12 Dec. 2018 And if the new trailer is any indication, there’s plenty of juicy plot lines (and steamy love scenes for Meredith!) to tide us over until Callie’s ready to scrub in again. Megan Stein, Country Living, "'Grey's Anatomy' Star Sara Ramirez Says She's Open to a Callie Return and Fans Are Freaking Out," 27 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of steamy

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of steamy

: full of steam or warm, moist air
: showing or relating to sex : sexually exciting


\ ˈstē-mē \
steamier; steamiest

Kids Definition of steamy

1 : hot and humid a steamy day
2 : producing or covered with steam a steamy window

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