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sleepy

adjective
 
 
/ˈsliːpi/
PERSON B1 feeling tired and wanting to go to sleep: The heat had made me sleepy.Tired and making tired
PLACE quiet and with little activity: a sleepy little townSilence and quietPeaceful and tranquil
sleepily adverb sleepiness noun [U]
Translations of “sleepy”
in Korean 졸린…
in Arabic نَعْسان…
in Portuguese sonolento…
in Catalan somnolent…
in Japanese 眠い, 眠そうな…
in Italian assonnato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人, 倦睏的,打瞌睡的…
in Russian сонный…
in Turkish uykulu, uykusu gelmiş, uyku basmış…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人, 乏困的,瞌睡的…
in Polish śpiący, senny, spokojny…
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