- the act or state of walking, eating, or performing other motor acts while asleep, of which one is unaware upon awakening; somnambulism.
- of or relating to the state of walking while asleep; somnambulistic.
Origin of sleepwalking
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Examples from the Web for sleepwalker
Later, he describes himself as “a sleepwalker—who turns off the alarm clock.”Gabrielle Giffords' Gunman: Jared Lee Loughner
January 8, 2011
And at those words I rose mechanically, and like a sleepwalker.A Strange Story, Complete
Scaring 'em to death with that in your hand like a sleepwalker in traveling-tweeds!A Case in Camera
But that girl was like a sleepwalker—not to be talked to, I mean, like you could talk to persons.Somewhere in Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
She did not speak at all, but after the first glance about her moved like a sleepwalker.Audrey
The girl moved with the absorption of a sleepwalker beside Jude whose shufflings bespoke nervous tension.Joyce of the North Woods
Harriet T. Comstock
- The act of walking or performing another activity associated with wakefulness while asleep or in a sleeplike state.noctambulism somnambulism
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