Definition of slumber noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈslʌmbə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslʌmbər//
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[uncountable, countable, usually plural] (literary) sleep; a time when somebody is asleep She fell into a deep and peaceful slumber. The phone suddenly roused her from slumber. I don’t want to wake him from his slumbers. We could hear the breathing of someone in a deep slumber. Word OriginMiddle English: alteration of Scots and northern English sloom, in the same sense. The -b- was added for ease of pronunciation.
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