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 medication interfered with John Spears' diabetes and made him drowsy, his wife told the court.
Students learned about driving while under the influence of the four Ds (drinking, drugging, distracted, drowsy).
The kids joyously climb onto their drowsy but delighted mom.
A collision report from Idaho State Police says bus driver Richard Mecham, 67, of Carey was asleep, drowsy or fatigued, contributing to the crash.
Mr. Macron has pledged to energize France’s drowsy economy with tough fiscal and labor market changes.
A camera inside a car could also identify a drowsy driver and issue an alert.
In the first two, Lage and Eldridge pass remarks back and forth, sometimes briskly and sometimes thoughtfully, and the third is a sly and drowsy meditation.
A few photographs remained on the walls — art borrowed from the collection of Peter Norton, a longtime patron of the theater — including a portrait of Marilyn Monroe, looking drowsy and invitational.
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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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