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sleep·y

 (slē′pē)
adj. sleep·i·er, sleep·i·est
1.
a. Ready for or needing sleep.
b. Sluggish from sleep.
2. Inducing sleep.
3. Inactive; quiet: a sleepy rural town.

sleep′i·ly adv.
sleep′i·ness n.

sleepy

(ˈsliːpɪ)
adj, sleepier or sleepiest
1. inclined to or needing sleep; drowsy
2. characterized by or exhibiting drowsiness, sluggishness, etc
3. conducive to sleep; soporific
4. without activity or bustle: a sleepy town.
ˈsleepily adv
ˈsleepiness n

sleep•y

(ˈsli pi)

adj. sleep•i•er, sleep•i•est.
1. ready or inclined to sleep; drowsy.
2. of or showing drowsiness.
3. lethargic; inactive: a sleepy village.
4. inducing sleep; soporific: sleepy warmth.
[1175–1225]
sleep′i•ly, adv.
sleep′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sleepy - ready to fall asleep; "beginning to feel sleepy"; "a sleepy-eyed child with drooping eyelids"; "sleepyheaded students"
asleep - in a state of sleep; "were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel"

sleepy

adjective
2. soporific, hypnotic, somnolent, sleep-inducing, slumberous How long we spent there in that sleepy heat, I don't know.
3. quiet, peaceful, dull, tranquil, inactive a sleepy little town
quiet active, busy, lively, thriving, bustling

sleepy

adjective
Translations
ناعِسنَعْساننَعْسَانهادِئ
ospalý
søvnigsløv
uninenunelias
pospan
dauflegurdauflegur, sofandisyfjaîur
眠い
졸리는
zaspan
sömnigtröttpömsig
ง่วงนอน
buồn ngủ

sleepy

[ˈsliːpɪ] ADJ (sleepier (compar) (sleepiest (superl)))
1. (= drowsy) [person, voice] → soñoliento
to be or feel sleepytener sueño
I began to feel sleepyme empezó a entrar sueño, me entró sueño
she came in looking very sleepyentró con cara de sueño
2. (= quiet) [place] → tranquilo (pej) → soporífero
a sleepy little villageun pueblecito tranquilo
a sleepy summer's afternoonuna soporífera tarde de verano

sleepy

[ˈsliːpi] adj
[person] → qui a sommeil, qui a envie de dormir
to be sleepy → avoir sommeil, avoir envie de dormir
I was feeling sleepy → J'avais sommeil., J'avais envie de dormir.
[town, village] → tranquille

sleepy

adj (+er)
(= drowsy) person, voice etcmüde, schläfrig; (= not yet awake)verschlafen; to be/look sleepymüde sein/aussehen; I feel very sleepy by midnightgegen Mitternacht bin ich schon sehr müde
(= inactive) personlahm (inf), → müde; place, atmosphereverschlafen; climateschläfrig machend; afternoonsschläfrig

sleepy

[ˈsliːpɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (person, voice, look) → assonnato/a, sonnolento/a; (village) → addormentato/a
to be or feel sleepy → avere sonno

sleep

(sliːp) past tense, past participle slept (slept) verb
to rest with the eyes closed and in a state of natural unconsciousness. Goodnight – sleep well!; I can't sleep – my mind is too active.
noun
(a) rest in a state of natural unconsciousness. It is bad for you to have too little sleep, since it makes you tired; I had only four hours' sleep last night.
ˈsleeper noun
1. a person who sleeps. Nothing occurred to disturb the sleepers.
2. a berth or compartment for sleeping, on a railway train. I'd like to book a sleeper on the London train.
ˈsleepless adjective
without sleep. He spent a sleepless night worrying about the situation.
ˈsleepy adjective
1. inclined to sleep; drowsy. I feel very sleepy after that long walk.
2. not (seeming to be) alert. She always has a sleepy expression.
3. (of places etc) very quiet; lacking entertainment and excitement. a sleepy town.
ˈsleepily adverb
ˈsleepiness noun
ˈsleeping-bag noun
a kind of large warm bag for sleeping in, used by campers etc.
ˈsleeping-pill / ˈsleeping-tablet nouns
a kind of pill that can be taken to make one sleep. She tried to commit suicide by swallowing an overdose of sleeping-pills.
ˈsleepwalk verb
to walk about while asleep. She was sleepwalking again last night.
ˈsleepwalker noun
put to sleep
1. to cause (a person or animal) to become unconscious by means of an anaesthetic; to anaesthetize. The doctor will give you an injection to put you to sleep.
2. to kill (an animal) painlessly, usually by the injection of a drug. As she was so old and ill my cat had to be put to sleep.
sleep like a log/top
to sleep very well and soundly.
sleep off
to recover from (something) by sleeping. She's in bed sleeping off the effects of the party.
sleep on
to put off making a decision about (something) overnight. I'll sleep on it and let you know tomorrow.

sleepy

نَعْسَان ospalý søvnig schläfrig νυσταγμένος somnoliento uninen endormi pospan assonnato 眠い 졸리는 slaperig søvnig senny sonolento сонный sömnig ง่วงนอน uykulu buồn ngủ 困倦的

sleepy

adj (comp -ier; super -iest) que tiene sueño, somnoliento (form); to be — tener sueño; to make — dar sueño; This medicine may make you sleepy.. Este medicamento le puede dar sueño.
References in classic literature ?
With many thanks, they said good night and crept in, hoping to disturb no one, but the instant their door creaked, two little nightcaps bobbed up, and two sleepy but eager voices cried out.
As he grew somewhat sleepy but was still conscious, figures began to appear before his eyes.
Lena's candid eyes, that always looked a little sleepy under their long lashes, kept straying about the cheerful rooms with naive admiration.
Her eyes gleamed bright and intense, with no sleepy shadows, as they looked into his.
Be that as it might, the hens were now scarcely larger than pigeons, and had a queer, rusty, withered aspect, and a gouty kind of movement, and a sleepy and melancholy tone throughout all the variations of their clucking and cackling.
From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by the name of SLEEPY HOLLOW, and its rustic lads are called the Sleepy Hollow Boys throughout all the neighboring country.
There stand his trees, each with a hollow trunk, as if a hermit and a crucifix were within; and here sleeps his meadow, and there sleep his cattle; and up from yonder cottage goes a sleepy smoke.
It was a week or two after the last whaling scene recounted, and when we were slowly sailing over a sleepy, vapory, mid-day sea, that the many noses on the Pequod's deck proved more vigilant discoverers than the three pairs of eyes aloft.
Then he lay for hours, just gazing and drinking in joy; until at last he felt sleepy, and lay down in the shade of a bush.
How many miles could you make in those few brief hours, with the darling at your bosom,--the little sleepy head on your shoulder,--the small, soft arms trustingly holding on to your neck?
It would not become me to suggest that it was pretty late and that I was a tired man and very sleepy.
But she was not dreaming sleepy dreams--no, she was awake, alive, alert, she could not sit still a moment.