Meaning of “somnolent” in the English Dictionary

"somnolent" in British English

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somnolentadjective

uk /ˈsɒm.nəl.ənt/ us /ˈsɑːm.nəl.ənt/ literary

almost sleeping, or causing sleep:

a somnolent summer's afternoon
the somnolent villages further north
somnolence
noun [ U ] uk /ˈsɒm.nəl.əns/ us /ˈsɑːm.nəl.əns/

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