\ 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 steamy (audio) \ adverb
steaminess \ ˈstē-​mē-​nəs How to pronounce steamy (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 With the astronomical popularity ofthe British author's steamy novels came a fair bit of cultural handwringing. Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, 11 June 2021 On a steamy July night in 1923, another scandal hit the Savoy, this time a murder. Moira Hodgson, WSJ, 2 June 2021 Either way, like his predecessors, Biden will likely find the steamy months of his first White House summer to be the blazing crucible that shapes his first term. Ronald Brownstein, CNN, 1 June 2021 Consider it for your steamy summer going-out looks! Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 29 May 2021 Cindy Crawford tries to cool down in Ross' steamy black leather pants, which got him into quite a pickle. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 27 May 2021 Once the Moon leaves behind Libra and enters private Scorpio later this evening, steamy vibes will take over. Tarot Astrologers,, 23 May 2021 The steamy, slightly sulfurous water (ranging from 99 to 104 degrees) felt great on our overused feet., 19 May 2021 Rock Paper Fish, the latest venture by famed local restaurateur Micah Camden, was created specifically for the pandemic era, with breading and fries made to withstand steamy to-go boxes that are typically a death knell for fried fish. oregonlive, 17 May 2021

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First Known Use of steamy

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Jun 2021

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“Steamy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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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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