snooze button

noun

Definition of snooze button

: a button on an alarm clock that stops and resets the alarm for a short time later to allow for more rest

called also snooze alarm

Examples of snooze button in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Blazers don’t have the luxury of hitting the snooze button, either. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, "Without Zach Collins, Portland Trail Blazers to lean on depth, versatility — and not the free agent market," 5 Nov. 2019 You versus the temptation to hit the snooze button. baltimoresun.com, "Building Baltimore’s workout playlist: Runners, what songs motivate you most?," 26 Sep. 2019 The use of snooze buttons often starts during the teenage years, when our circadian rhythms are altered somewhat, causing us to want to stay up later and get up later in the morning. Steven Bender, Quartz, "Hitting the snooze button is bad for your health," 7 June 2019 The use of snooze buttons often starts during the teenage years, when our circadian rhythms are altered somewhat, causing us to want to stay up later and get up later in the morning. Steven Bender, Quartz, "Hitting the snooze button is bad for your health," 7 June 2019 Long before most commuters hit the snooze button for the first time Wednesday, a half-dozen early birds stood in the dim morning half-light casting lures into the rising gray water of Bird Creek. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "Early birds get the silvers at this roadside fishery near Anchorage," 16 Aug. 2019 Unsurprisingly, pressing the snooze button multiple times before finally waking also appears to increase the chances of lucid dreaming. Achilleas Pavlou, Quartz, "A lucid dream researcher’s tips for controlling your dreams," 29 June 2019 The use of snooze buttons often starts during the teenage years, when our circadian rhythms are altered somewhat, causing us to want to stay up later and get up later in the morning. Steven Bender, Quartz, "Hitting the snooze button is bad for your health," 7 June 2019 Translation: When the alarm sounds Sunday signaling the start of free agency, Spurs fans might as well roll over and hit the snooze button. Jeff Mcdonald, ExpressNews.com, "Spurs set for quiet start to free agency," 29 June 2019

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First Known Use of snooze button

1956, in the meaning defined above

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15 Nov 2019

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“Snooze button.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snooze%20button. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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snooze button

noun

English Language Learners Definition of snooze button

chiefly US : a button on an alarm clock that stops the alarm from making noise for a short time so that the sleeper can rest for a few more minutes

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