Meaning of “slumber” in the English Dictionary

"slumber" in British English

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slumbernoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈslʌm.bər/ us /ˈslʌm.bɚ/ literary

sleep:

I fell into a gentle slumber.
I didn't want to rouse you from your slumbers.
figurative Sharp cuts in interest rates have failed to bring the economy out of its slumber.

slumberverb [ I ]

uk /ˈslʌm.bər/ us /ˈslʌm.bɚ/ literary

to sleep

(Definition of “slumber” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slumber" in American English

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slumbernoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈslʌm·bər/

sleep:

[ C ] She felt as if she had awakened from a long slumber.
slumber
verb [ I ] us /ˈslʌm·bər/

The small town slumbered in the moonlight.

(Definition of “slumber” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)