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Definition of sleepy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    sleepy

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈslipi//
     
    (sleepier, sleepiest)
     
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  1. 1needing sleep; ready to go to sleep synonym drowsy a sleepy child He had begun to feel sleepy. The heat and the wine made her sleepy.
  2. 2(of places) quiet and where nothing much happens a sleepy little town
NAmE//ˈslipəli//
 
adverb She yawned sleepily.
NAmE//ˈslipinəs//
 
noun [uncountable]
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