adjective, sleep·i·er, sleep·i·est.
Origin of sleepy
Synonyms for sleepy
Examples from the Web for sleepily
Historical Examples of sleepily
"If I'm not dying, I don't need a priest," he said sleepily.Death of a Spaceman
Walter M. Miller
After a while the Giant roused a little, and said sleepily: “Will it soon boil?”
And He says that he sleepily replied to him: "I am resting, and my children are with me asleep."On Prayer and The Contemplative Life
St. Thomas Aquinas
"I suppose so," answered Jill sleepily, and they went out with the pail.The Book of Nature Myths
"He is the best sportsman who has the coolest head," replied I, sleepily.Dross
Henry Seton Merriman
adjective sleepier or sleepiest
early 13c. from sleep (n.) + -y (2). Perhaps in Old English but not recorded. Old English had slæpor, slæpwerig in the sense "sleepy;" slæpnes "sleepiness." Cf. Old High German slafag. Of places, from 1851 (Irving's Sleepy Hollow is from 1820). Sleepy-head is from 1570s. Related: Sleepily; sleepiness.