drowsy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “drowsy” in the English Dictionary

"drowsy" in British English

See all translations

drowsyadjective

uk   us   /ˈdraʊ.zi/
being in a ​state between ​sleeping and being ​awake: The ​room is so ​warm it's making me ​feel drowsy.
drowsily
adverb uk   us   /-zɪ.li/
drowsiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Seasickness ​medication often ​causes drowsiness.
(Definition of drowsy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"drowsy" in American English

See all translations

drowsyadjective

 us   /ˈdrɑʊ·zi/
feelingsleepy esp. when it is not the ​usualtime to ​sleep: The ​room is so ​warm it’s making me drowsy.
drowsiness
noun [U]  us   /ˈdraʊ·zi·nəs/
(Definition of drowsy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “drowsy”
in Korean 졸리운…
in Arabic نَعْسان…
in Malaysian mengantuk…
in French somnolent…
in Russian сонливый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 睡意朦朧的,半夢半醒的,似睡非睡的…
in Italian sonnolento…
in Turkish uykulu, gözünden uyku akan…
in Polish śpiący, senny…
in Spanish somnoliento…
in Vietnamese nửa thức nửa ngủ…
in Portuguese sonolento…
in Thai เซื่องซึม…
in German schlaftrunken…
in Catalan endormiscat…
in Japanese 眠い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 睡意朦肬的,半梦半醒的,似睡非睡的…
in Indonesian mengantuk…
What is the pronunciation of drowsy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“drowsy” in British English

“drowsy” in American English

Word of the Day

procession

a line of people who are all walking or travelling in the same direction, especially in a formal way as part of a religious ceremony or public celebration

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More