\ 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

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 Today is gonna be one steamy day in Northeast, Ohio. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 15 June 2022 After being closed for five weeks, Greece's main bourse was finally due to reopen on that steamy day in August, ending one of the longest shutdowns of equities trading in recent memory. Stelios Bouras, Fortune, 23 Mar. 2022 Charlene and Chris recently met with me on a steamy August day in Washington. Michael Ames, The New Yorker, 7 Sep. 2021 So on a recent steamy summer day, Cunningham stepped into a makeshift vaccine bus parked near the Chanhassen High School ballfields to get his shot. Mary Lynn Smith, Star Tribune, 24 July 2021 The week commences with a super steamy day, perhaps the hottest of the year so far, but then a cold front coming through Tuesday kicks it out of town. Washington Post, 21 June 2021 The brouhaha contains all the elements of a steamy bodice-ripper: Passion, promises, and allegations of deception and lies. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, 31 July 2022 Who doesn’t love the feeling of emerging from a steamy shower and swaddling oneself in a plush towel? Katharine K. Zarrella And Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, 28 July 2022 Who says a survival movie can't also be oddly steamy? Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 1 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of steamy

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Aug 2022

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“Steamy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for steamy


\ 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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