\ 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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In the hot, steamy throes of summer, what’s more appealing than sliding into a slinky slip? Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "This Cool London Label Is a One-Stop Shop for Summer Slip Dresses," 16 May 2019 Fans and celebrities have been posting their reactions over the steamy new photos. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Shawn Mendes Just Dropped More Photos from His Calvin Klein Collection and My Jaw is On the Floor," 9 May 2019 Ever since, music videos have given musicians a whole other realm to express themselves and create hot and heavy visuals to pair with their equally steamy songs. Nicole Demarco And Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "14 Sexy Music Videos You Definitely Shouldn't Watch at Work," 2 Nov. 2018 Because microbes generally thrive off moisture, this is especially the case when your yoga mat is exposed to humid the kind in a steamy yoga studio or other workout class. Jessica Toscano, SELF, "Here's How Often You Should Really Clean Your Yoga Mat," 12 Apr. 2019 Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart paused for a snapshot on arrival; Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini, whose steamy romance scandalized the U.S., posed on a Gritti balcony. Jean Bond Rafferty, Town & Country, "Dispatches from the Renaissance," 17 Dec. 2012 The Victoria's Secret model recently showed her love for her famous husband with a steamy Instagram post. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Adam Levine Shows Off All His Tattoos in Racy Beach Photo With Wife Behati Prinsloo," 25 Mar. 2019 Turn it on high power for several minutes until the mixture boils and the window is steamy. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "Here's Exactly How to Clean Your Microwave," 25 Oct. 2017 Besides, after that steamy scene on the boat, Jon and Daenerys having a baby is more than likely. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Game of Thrones Season 8: 18 Fan Theories to Know," 18 Mar. 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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