Definition of drowsy
drowsilyplay \-zə-lē\ adverb
drowsinessplay \-zē-nəs\ noun
Examples of drowsy in a Sentence
We spent a drowsy afternoon by the pool.
the drowsy students shuffled into the first-period class
Recent Examples of drowsy from the Web
The chair looks much like any other office chair but, in that drowsy after-lunch hour the back reclines all the way down, and extra leg-supports flip out from under the seat squab.
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Origin and Etymology of drowsy
First Known Use: 1530
DROWSY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of drowsy for English Language Learners
: tired and ready to fall asleep
: causing you to feel relaxed and ready to sleep
DROWSY Defined for Kids
Definition of drowsy for Students
1 : ready to fall asleep
2 : causing sleepiness drowsy music
drowsily\-zə-lē\ adverb “Lights out,” said the Centipede drowsily. — Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach
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