slumberous

adjective slum·ber·ous \ ˈsləm-b(ə-)rəs \
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

Examples of slumberous in a Sentence

  1. parents putting their slumberous children to bed

  2. the slumberous murmer of the wind in the trees

Recent Examples of slumberous from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'slumberous.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of slumberous

15th century


Learn More about slumberous


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up slumberous? 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

to fix or define the limits of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a-citrus-fruit-possibly-named-after-a-person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

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!