Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Sleepy; drowsy.
  • adjective Suggestive of or resembling sleep.
  • adjective Quiet; tranquil.
  • adjective Causing or inducing sleep; soporific.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Inviting or causing sleep; soporific.
  • Like slumber; suggesting slumber.
  • Nearly asleep; dozing; sleepy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Inviting slumber; soporiferous.
  • adjective Being in the repose of slumber; sleepy; drowsy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Sleepy, drowsy.
  • adjective Sleep-inducing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective inclined to or marked by drowsiness
  • adjective quiet and tranquil

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Examples

  • We are suffering in Britain, I will not say from a decay of patriotism, but from what might be described as a slumberous condition of patriotism today.

    England's Greatest Needs

  • However, we're not here to Taser these slumberous baseball icons.

    Wake Me Up for the Ninth Inning

  • She blinked once, slumberous and slow, as she rolled to her side facing him.

    Deadly Promises

  • A wicked glow lit a stare that lingered too long on me, a slow, slumberous perusal that made my mouth go dry.

    The Darkest Edge of Dawn

  • While he began to write more than a dozen dancing women swept into the room from behind the silk hangings in a concerted movement that was all lithe slumberous grace.

    In The Time Of Light

  • Her freckled cheeks were flushed, her lips still slightly swollen from his loving, her eyes slumberous.

    The Devil Wears Plaid

  • A wicked glow lit a stare that lingered too long on me, a slow, slumberous perusal that made my mouth go dry.

    The Darkest Edge of Dawn

  • A wicked glow lit a stare that lingered too long on me, a slow, slumberous perusal that made my mouth go dry.

    The Darkest Edge of Dawn

  • He lay but opened a red eye unsleeping, deep and slowly breathing, slumberous but awake.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • Culpepper roused a slumberous offense just enough in the fourth quarter Sunday, directing a 50-yard drive that set up a field goal to help Miami beat hapless Tennessee 13-10.

    USATODAY.com - Football - Tennessee vs. Miami

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