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slumber

play
intransitive verb slum·ber \ˈsləm-bər\

Definition of slumber

slum·beredslum·ber·ing play \-b(ə-)riŋ\

  1. 1a :  to sleep lightly :  dozeb :  sleep

  2. 2a :  to be in a torpid, slothful, or negligent stateb :  to lie dormant or latent

slum·ber·er play \-bər-ər\ noun


Examples of slumber

  1. <she slumbered for hours while the train rolled on>

  2. <slumbering restlessly in the tropical heat>



Origin of slumber

Middle English slomren, slombren, frequentative of slumen to doze, probably from slume slumber, from Old English slūma; akin to Middle High German slumen to slumber


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with slumber


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slumber

noun slum·ber

Definition of slumber

  1. 1a :  sleepb :  a light sleep

  2. 2 :  lethargy, torpor



Examples of slumber

  1. She fell into deep slumber.

  2. <a toddler looking so innocent and peaceful in slumber>



14th Century

First Known Use of slumber

14th century


SLUMBER Defined for Kids

1

slumber

play
verb slum·ber \ˈsləm-bər\

Definition of slumber

slum·beredslum·ber·ing

  1. :  1sleep 1




2

slumber

play
noun slum·ber

Definition of slumber

  1. :  2sleep 1





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