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



    BrE BrE//ˈsɒmnələnt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːmnələnt//
    (formal) Tiredness
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  1. 1almost asleep a somnolent cat (figurative) a somnolent town See related entries: Tiredness
  2. 2making you feel tired a somnolent Sunday afternoon
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘causing sleepiness’): from Old French sompnolent or Latin somnolentus, from somnus ‘sleep’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: somnolent