steamier; steamiest
: consisting of, characterized by, or full of steam
: intensely or uncomfortably hot: such as
: hot and humid
a steamy afternoon
: sensually hot : erotic
a steamy love scene
steamily adverb
steaminess 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
Recent Examples on the Web While the exact details of arrangement are vague, the two are shown following a steamy romp — a scene that took a full afternoon to shoot. Jenelle Riley, Variety, 4 Apr. 2024 Last year’s hurricane season included an El Niño, but its storm-dampening effects were overwhelmed by the steamy Atlantic. Alex Harris, Miami Herald, 4 Apr. 2024 The coworkers shared a mild flirtation throughout the show and eventually indulged in a steamy elevator kiss. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 3 Apr. 2024 Before the show starts, impatient concert-goers doodle on the steamy glass walls with their fingers. Lina Abascal, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2024 Staying hydrated, sucking on cough drops, or taking a steamy shower can ease a dry cough. Leah Groth, Health, 15 Mar. 2024 The steamy island has no air-conditioning, and there is electricity only at night. Muktita Suhartono Nyimas Laula, New York Times, 9 Feb. 2024 The first time David Carman submerged himself in the steamy waters of a Miracle Hot Springs soaking tub, the experience blew his teenage mind. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar. 2024 Anybody who’s dressed a vinegary potato salad while the spuds are still warm knows what happened next: The broccoli, its cells open like pores during a steamy facial, absorbed the flavors of the dressing into every nook and cranny. Joe Yonan, Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of steamy was in 1565

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“Steamy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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steamier; steamiest
: consisting of, characterized by, or full of steam
: hot and humid
steamy weather
: erotic
steamily adverb

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