Definition of sleeper
- the low-budget film became the summer's sleeper
Sleepers were awakened by the sound of a loud crash.
He may turn out to be the sleeper in this year's election.
The movie was the summer's sleeper.
The movie became the sleeper hit of the summer.
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: a person who sleeps in a particular way
: someone who is asleep
: a place or piece of furniture that can be used for sleeping
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