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Definition of "bleary" []

  • Blurred or dimmed by or as if by tears: bleary eyes. (adjective)
  • Vaguely outlined; indistinct. (adjective)
  • Exhausted; worn-out. (adjective)
  • (of eyes or vision) dimmed or blurred, as by tears or tiredness (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Indistinct or unclear (adjective)
  • Exhausted; tired (adjective)

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Use "bleary" in a sentence
  • "A lot fo this ended up in bleary morning train rides home the next day."
  • "I'm also still bleary from the weekend: worked all day yesterday, stayed up too late on Saturday helping my UConn-fan wife obliterate the immediate past with mojitos and Classical Barbra, and was out too late on Friday witnessing The Bad Plus in the flesh and then finally meeting Ethan Iverson."
  • "Through Mrs. Trapolli’s kitchen window, Maia can see daylight draining into the sky, bleaching it in bleary transparent streaks."