With Perl in particular, a former makeup artist, there is a sultriness to her metallic eye shadow and her painted lips.
The sultriness that precedes an emotional crisis weighed heavily upon him.
The water was inviting, with the sultriness of the afternoon.
The sun came out, increasing the sultriness of the day, while the dead calm still held.
What with the dancing and the sultriness of the weather, the night was about as hot as an oven.
Not a breath of air was stirring; a dead, oppressive calm, like the sultriness of noonday, had settled down on land and water.
Upon him and his mother lay the sultriness of a brewing tempest.
Growing tired at last, and exhausted by the excessive heat and sultriness of the day, we returned to our friend, the trader.
The sultriness of the day was deepening, and seemed to carry a threat with it.
July was waning, and already an August sultriness was in the air.
1590s, "oppressively hot, close and moist" (of weather), from obsolete verb sulter "to swelter" (1580s), alteration of swelter. Figurative sense of "hot with lust" is attested from 1704; of women, "lascivious, sensual, arousing desire" it is recorded from 1940.