sleepy

play
adjective \ˈslē-pē\

Definition of sleepy

sleepier

sleepiest

  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


SLEEPY Defined for English Language Learners

sleepy

play
adjective \ˈslē-pē\

Definition of sleepy for English Language Learners

  • : tired and ready to fall asleep

  • : quiet and not active or busy


SLEEPY Defined for Kids

sleepy

play
adjective \ˈslē-pē\

Definition of sleepy for Students

sleepier

sleepiest

  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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