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sleepy

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adjective \ˈslē-pē\

Simple Definition of sleepy

  • : tired and ready to fall asleep

  • : quiet and not active or busy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sleepy

sleepiersleepiest

  1. 1a :  ready to fall asleepb :  of, relating to, or characteristic of sleep

  2. 2 :  sluggish as if from sleep :  lethargic; also :  having little activity <a sleepy coastal village>

  3. 3 :  sleep-inducing

sleepily play \-pə-lē\ adverb
sleepiness play \-pē-nəs\ noun

Examples of sleepy in a sentence

  1. She felt sleepy and went to bed.

  2. <the sleepy children were carried up to bed>



13th Century

First Known Use of sleepy

13th century

Rhymes with sleepy


SLEEPY Defined for Kids

sleepy

play
adjective \ˈslē-pē\

Definition of sleepy for Students

sleepiersleepiest

  1. 1 :  ready to fall asleep :  drowsy

  2. 2 :  not active, noisy, or busy <a sleepy town>

sleepiness noun



Medical Dictionary

sleepy

play
adjective \ˈslē-pē\

Medical Definition of sleepy

sleepier; sleest

  1. :  ready to fall asleep

sleepiness \-pē-nəs\play noun




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