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Definition of "sleepy" []

  • Ready for or needing sleep. (adjective)
  • Sluggish from sleep. (adjective)
  • Inducing sleep. (adjective)
  • Inactive; quiet: a sleepy rural town. (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.

Use "sleepy" in a sentence
  • "This has been an eventful week in sleepy little Lerdo."
  • "I'm so sleepy, is this contest still going on, has billary claimed to be the president yet by default?"
  • "Remember, The generally accepted thing about the tryptophan in turkey making you sleepy is a myth."