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sleepy

adjective \ˈslē-pē\

: tired and ready to fall asleep

: quiet and not active or busy

sleep·i·ersleep·i·est

Full Definition of SLEEPY

1
a :  ready to fall asleep
b :  of, relating to, or characteristic of sleep
2
:  sluggish as if from sleep :  lethargic; also :  having little activity <a sleepy coastal village>
3
:  sleep-inducing
sleep·i·ly \-pə-lē\ adverb
sleep·i·ness \-pē-nəs\ noun
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Examples of SLEEPY

  1. She felt sleepy and went to bed.
  2. <the sleepy children were carried up to bed>

First Known Use of SLEEPY

13th century

Rhymes with SLEEPY

SLEEPIER Defined for Kids

sleepy

adjective \ˈslē-pē\
sleep·i·ersleep·i·est

Definition of SLEEPY for Kids

1
:  ready to fall asleep :  drowsy
2
:  not active, noisy, or busy <a sleepy town>
sleep·i·ness noun
Medical Dictionary

sleepy

adjective \ˈslē-pē\
sleep·i·ersleep·i·est

Medical Definition of SLEEPY

:  ready to fall asleep
sleep·i·ness \-pē-nəs\ noun

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