1

sloom

noun \ ˈslüm \

Definition of sloom

plural -s
dialectal, British
: a light sleep : doze, slumber

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of sloom

Middle English slume, sloumbe


2

sloom

intransitive verb \ " \

Definition of sloom

-ed/-ing/-s
1 dialectal, British : doze, slumber
2 dialectal, British : to become weak and flaccid : decay, waste
3 dialectal, British : to move or wander slowly or silently : drift

Origin and Etymology of sloom

Middle English slumen, probably from slume slumber


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sloom? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

sticky or viscid

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!