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Meaning of SOMNOLENT

Pronunciation:  'sâmnulunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  inclined to or marked by drowsiness; "slumberous (or slumbrous) eyes"; "`slumbery' is archaic"; "the sound had a a somnolent effect"
 

SOMNOLENT is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: asleep(p), slumberous, slumbery, slumbrous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Som"no*lent\, a. [F. somnolent, L. somnolentus, from
somnus sleep, akin to Gr. ?, Skr. svapna sleep, dream, svap
to sleep, Icel. sofa, AS. swefn sleep. Cf. {Hypnotic},
{Somnambulism}, {Soporific}.]
Sleepy; drowsy; inclined to sleep. -- {Som"no*lent*ly}, adv.

      He had no eye for such phenomens, because he had a
      somnolent want of interest in them.      --De Quincey.

 

 

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