steamy

adjective
\ 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
Recent Examples on the Web Uganda is steamy and tropical, sitting squarely on the equator; the temperate state of Victoria, in southern Australia, lies 1,000 miles south of the Tropic of Capricorn. Brendan Borrell, The Atlantic, "Australia Has a Flesh-Eating-Bacteria Problem," 3 July 2020 Hot and steamy conditions will be the weather theme this week. Dallas News, "Breezy, hot and humid pattern," 29 June 2020 Perhaps mid-80s to around 90 for highs, but still steamy. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, "PM Update: Humidity returns along with shower and storm chances this weekend," 26 June 2020 The steamy production explores the torrid love affair between Sicilian mafia boss Massimo Torricelli (played by bonafide smokeshow Michele Morrone) and a Polish woman named Laura Biel (Anna-Maria Sieklucka). Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "I’m Not Sure Where Else 365 Days Can Take Us — But I Think I’m Down For The Sexy Ride," 17 June 2020 Netflix revealed the news with a steamy video chronicling the WBTV fantasy-procedural's hottest moments. Chancellor Agard, EW.com, "Lucifer season 5 gets August premiere date in steamy announcement video," 22 June 2020 On a steamy Saturday afternoon in Tulsa, thousands of Trump’s most fervent supporters — many without masks and not standing 6 feet apart — were lined up for the rally even before doors had opened. Maggie Haberman, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump rally has Tulsa on edge as thousands pack together for president," 20 June 2020 The steamy production explores the torrid love affair between Sicilian mafia boss Massimo Torricelli (played by bonafide smokeshow Michele Morrone) and a Polish woman named Laura Biel (Anna-Maria Sieklucka). Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "I’m Not Sure Where Else 365 DNI Can Take Us — But I Think I’m Down For The Sexy Ride," 16 June 2020 Some dreams are a bit steamy, but most of them are like clips from an unlived life. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Grieving dad struggles to move on," 4 June 2020

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First Known Use of steamy

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Steamy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steamy. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for steamy

steamy

adjective
How to pronounce steamy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of steamy

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

steamy

adjective
\ 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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