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Definition of "steamy" [steam•y]

  • Filled with or emitting steam. (adjective)
  • Erotic. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "steamy" in a sentence
  • "And I had some at lunch recently — a bowl so bright and cooling that if I closed my eyes I could imagine that I was no longer in steamy Manhattan but instead lounging on a breezy beach by the sea."
  • "To enter Martin's room, they passed through the kitchen, warm and moist and steamy from the big washing in progress."
  • "Silk Stalkings was a USA Network crime drama that offered plenty of sultry plotlines in steamy Palm Beach, Florida."