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sleepy sickness


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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
sleep•y /ˈslipi/USA pronunciation adj., -i•er, -i•est.
  1. ready to sleep; drowsy:He grew sleepy and dozed off.
  2. of or showing drowsiness:a sleepy yawn.
  3. inactive:a sleepy, quiet village.
sleep•i•ly /ˈslipəli/USA pronunciationadv.: She looked up sleepily at her alarm clock.
sleep•i•ness, n. [uncountable]


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

sleepy /ˈsliːpɪ/ adj (sleepier, sleepiest)
  1. inclined to or needing sleep; drowsy
  2. characterized by or exhibiting drowsiness, sluggishness, etc
  3. conducive to sleep; soporific
  4. without activity or bustle: a sleepy town

ˈsleepily adv ˈsleepiness n



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