\ ˈstē-mē How to pronounce steamy (audio) \
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 How to pronounce steamily (audio) \ adverb
steaminess \ ˈstē-​mē-​nəs How to pronounce steaminess (audio) \ 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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Cabello and Mendes's chemistry is palpable, and their interactions in this clip are so steamy that my glasses are now foggy. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Are Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes Dating? An Investigation," 8 July 2019 While weather conditions have been hot and steamy throughout the county this week, Lake Michigan water temps remain unseasonably frigid. Marisa Peryer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Most July Fourth firework shows to have clear, dry conditions tonight," 4 July 2019 Forecasts for July 4 predicted the usual hot and steamy start to the day, followed by a more than 50 percent chance of thunderstorms, possibly including lightning. Michael D. Shear, New York Times, "Washington Prepares for a July 4 Spectacle, Starring and Produced by President Trump," 3 July 2019 At times Wolfhard doesn’t quite seem to know what to do with himself, perhaps because the writing asks Mike to take on whole new levels of cluelessness regarding the state of his new, hot-and-steamy relationship with El. Aja Romano, Vox, "Stranger Things season 3 is charming but frustrating. Here’s a spoiler-free review.," 30 June 2019 The weather Tuesday included thunderstorms and was hot and steamy for the people in lines snaking around several city blocks. Steven Lemongello,, "Trump Orlando rally attendance was 19,792, city says," 19 June 2019 Entering Meiji Shrine is like walking into Tokyo’s natural air-conditioning; the city is steamy in the summer, but a canopy of camphor trees covers the park-like entrance, offering cool shade. James Whitlow Delano, National Geographic, "Here’s your ultimate Tokyo itinerary," 25 Apr. 2019 Later, the other guys enjoyed a seemingly fun and good-natured group date in Riga, and Peter reinforced his place atop the power rankings on the second 1-on-1 date involving a rather steamy sauna episode. Ben Flanagan |,, "‘You don’t own my body, you don’t own me’; Hannah’s Luke P. problem continues on ‘The Bachelorette’," 25 June 2019 Both artists hinted at the single with a steamy teaser video the day before its release Friday at midnight. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes come together for a new single and music video 'Señorita'," 21 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce steamy (audio) \
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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