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sleepyadjective

us   /ˈsli·pi/
sleepily
adverb [not gradable] us   /ˈsli·pə·li/
She stumbled sleepily into the bathroom.
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sleepyadjective

uk   /ˈsliː.pi/ us   /ˈsliː.pi/
  • sleepy adjective (PERSON)

B1 tired and wanting to sleep
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sleepily
adverb uk   /ˈsliː.pəl.i/ us   /ˈsliː.pəl.i/
sleepiness
noun [U] uk   /ˈsliː.pi.nəs/ us   /ˈsliː.pi.nəs/
(Definition of sleepy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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