sleepy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “sleepy” in the English Dictionary

"sleepy" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈsliː.pi/

sleepy adjective (PERSON)

B1 tired and ​wanting to ​sleep
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sleepy adjective (PLACE)

C1 A sleepy ​place is ​quiet and without much ​activity or ​excitement: They ​retired to a sleepy little ​town in the ​south of Italy.
adverb uk   us   /-pɪ.li/
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of sleepy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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 us   /ˈsli·pi/
tired and ​needingsleep
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈsli·pə·li/
She ​stumbled sleepily into the ​bathroom.
(Definition of sleepy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sleepy”
in Arabic نَعْسان…
in Korean 졸린…
in Portuguese sonolento…
in Catalan somnolent…
in Japanese 眠い, 眠そうな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人, 乏困的,瞌睡的…
in Turkish uykulu, uykusu gelmiş, uyku basmış…
in Russian сонный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人, 倦睏的,打瞌睡的…
in Italian assonnato…
in Polish śpiący, senny, spokojny…
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