sleepy

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsliːpi/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈslipi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(slēpē)


Inflections of 'sleepy' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
sleepier
adj comparative
sleepiest
adj superlative
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sleepy

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a sleepy [child, boy, girl, toddler, baby, dog, cat]
  2. am feeling [pretty, very, really] sleepy
  3. am starting to get sleepy
  4. am getting sleepy
  5. suddenly feel very sleep
  6. grew sleepy and [her eyes closed, dozed off]
  7. the [wine, medication, hard work] made me sleepy
  8. need to rest my sleepy head
  9. [rubbed, wiped] his sleepy eyes
  10. a sleepy [river, brook, stream]
  11. a sleepy (little) [village, town, suburb, backwater]
  12. a sleepy [inland, coastal, mountain] village
  13. UK: [was, used to be, turnaround] a sleepy business
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