sleep·​over ˈslēp-ō-vər How to pronounce sleepover (audio)
: an overnight stay (as at another's home)
: an instance of hosting a sleepover in one's home

Examples of sleepover in a Sentence

Our daughter is having a sleepover for her friends tomorrow.
Recent Examples on the Web An 11-year-old boy from the United Kingdom died on March 2, 2024, after inhaling toxic chemicals while at a friend's house for a sleepover, according to The Times of London. Beth Ann Mayer, Parents, 21 May 2024 Be moved by Jamaican singers, experience a midnight movie, listen to international guitarists play, have a sleepover with sharks or see a play with a literary bent. John Coffren, Baltimore Sun, 28 Mar. 2024 That change, like the sleepover, is part of his effort to make opera, often seen as an elitist, highbrow and abstruse art form for the initiated, more familiar and accessible, especially to children. Elisabetta Povoledo Alessandro Penso, New York Times, 13 May 2024 One picture, which was taken in August 2017 during a sleepover, shows A.H. wearing a green face mask for acne, according to the lawsuit. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for sleepover 

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sleepover was in 1965

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“Sleepover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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sleep·​over ˈslēp-ō-vər How to pronounce sleepover (audio)
: an overnight stay at another's home or an instance of having others stay at one's own home

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