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 (slŭm′bər-əs) or slum·brous (-brəs)
1. Sleepy; drowsy.
a. Suggestive of or resembling sleep: a slumberous torpor.
b. Quiet; tranquil.
3. Causing or inducing sleep; soporific.

slum′ber·ous·ly adv.
slum′ber·ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.slumbrous - quiet and tranquil; "a slumberous June morning"
relaxing, reposeful, restful - affording physical or mental rest; "she spent a restful night at home"
2.slumbrous - inclined to or marked by drowsiness; "slumberous (or slumbrous) eyes"; "`slumbery' is archaic"; "the sound had a somnolent effect"
asleep - in a state of sleep; "were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel"


or slumbrous
1. Ready for or needing sleep:


adj (liter: = sleepy) → schläfrig; (= inducing sleep)einschläfernd, einlullend
References in classic literature ?
The wood, too, was full of a slumbrous murmur that I did not understand.
I wished to recline at full length in a cushioned invalid chair, with pictures about me and sumptuous furniture; with frescoed walls and gilded arches above me and vistas of Corinthian columns stretching far before me; with perfumes of Araby to intoxicate my senses and the slumbrous drone of distant noises to soothe me to sleep.
When ADAM thus to EVE: Fair Consort, th' hour Of night, and all things now retir'd to rest Mind us of like repose, since God hath set Labour and rest, as day and night to men Successive, and the timely dew of sleep Now falling with soft slumbrous weight inclines Our eye-lids; other Creatures all day long Rove idle unimploid, and less need rest; Man hath his daily work of body or mind Appointed, which declares his Dignitie, And the regard of Heav'n on all his waies; While other Animals unactive range, And of thir doings God takes no account.