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zzz

Used primarily in written form to suggest the sound of snoring or the activity of sleeping. Often occurs with more than three z's.
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zzz

(ziːz)
n
informal sleep
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ZZZ

or zzz,

(used to represent the sound of a person snoring.)
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ZZZ

Bored (or tired)
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