slum·​ber·​ous | \ ˈsləm-b(ə-)rəs How to pronounce slumberous (audio) \
variants: or slumbrous

Definition of slumberous

1 : heavy with sleep : sleepy
2 : inducing slumber : soporific
3 : marked by or suggestive of a state of sleep or lethargy a slumberous state of peace

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parents putting their slumberous children to bed the slumberous murmer of the wind in the trees
Recent Examples on the Web All differences of excellence, of position, of form are blurred by the slumberous acceptance. Elizabeth Hardwick, Harper's magazine, "Literary Failure," 10 June 2019 With the exception of the minority of people who suffer sudden death, the vast majority of us experience a slumberous slippage from life. Sara Manning Peskin, M.d., New York Times, "The Gentler Symptoms of Dying," 11 July 2017

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First Known Use of slumberous

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Slumberous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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