Definition of sleepy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsliːpi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsliːpi//
    (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
  3. Extra examples She was beginning to get a little sleepy. The alcohol was making him sleepy. The town remains sleepy despite the activity all around it. a sleepy little fishing town It was a sleepy little town before it became popular with tourists. She kept rubbing her eyes like a sleepy child. The heat and the wine made him sleepy.
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