Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bleary”

bleary

adjective uk   /ˈblɪə.ri/ us    /ˈblɪr.i/
If you have bleary eyes, your eyes are red or have tears in them and you cannot see clearly, because you are tired or have just woken up: to be bleary-eyed
blearily
adverb uk   /ˈblɪə.rɪ.li/ us    /ˈblɪr.ɪ-/
Carl stared blearily (= in a very tired way) at the newspaper.
(Definition of bleary from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bleary?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “bleary” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bright spark

a person who is intelligent, and full of energy and enthusiasm

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More