adjective, sleep·i·er, sleep·i·est.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
OTHER WORDS FROM sleepysleep·i·ly, adverbsleep·i·ness, nounun·sleep·y, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for sleepy
If you’re often napping or feeling sleepy during the day, try to extend your sleep at night.Nap time is the new coffee break. Here’s how to make the most of it.|Galadriel Watson|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
The sometimes-sleepy Transportation Department has responsibility for keeping the nation’s roads and skies safe, as well as funding highways and transit systems.Senate committee approves Pete Buttigieg’s nomination as transportation secretary|Ian Duncan|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
It is the smell of a communal meal, of care and love that goes into thinking ahead and dry-brining a chicken, and of showing someone you’re willing to put in a little effort on a sleepy Sunday.Aromatic roasted chicken with homemade adobo is an updated take on a classic meal|Christian Vazquez|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
When I woke up for good in the morning, I realized that climbing down in a sleepy state is not as easy as climbing up.Aboard Amtrak’s Crescent, surprising comfort and welcome seclusion on a slow train to Mississippi|Scott Butterworth|January 1, 2021|Washington Post
We’ll get back to you once we return from Praslin, one of the sleepier islands in the Seychelles archipelago.
"Here's his nest," said Jess sleepily, taking her head out of the deep round hole she had made.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
Mr. Castle coughed, and Scattergood opened his eyes sleepily and peered over the rolls of fat that were his cheeks.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
Dan glanced quickly at Gatti who had his elbow on the table and seemed to be sleepily leaning far over to one side of his chair.
I wish you hadn't awakened me: I can't remember what was dreams and what wasn't,' she went on sleepily.Robin Redbreast|Mary Louisa Molesworth
I looked sleepily round and was surprised and alarmed to see a very unmistakable glow in the sky through the trees.The Devil-Tree of El Dorado|Frank Aubrey