or slum·brous

[sluhm-ber-uh s, sluhm-bruh s or sluhm-bruh s]


sleepy; heavy with drowsiness, as the eyelids.
causing or inducing sleep.
pertaining to, characterized by, or suggestive of slumber.
inactive or sluggish; calm or quiet.

Origin of slumberous

First recorded in 1485–95; slumber + -ous
Related formsslum·ber·ous·ly, adverbslum·ber·ous·ness, nounun·slum·brous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for slumberous

Historical Examples of slumberous

  • The slumberous pup was on its feet standing alertly defiant.

    The Law-Breakers

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • The village was taking her back into its slumberous comfortableness.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • There is a slumberous Southern fire in the Mexican girls' eyes and love.


    Charles Reginald Enock

  • It was a neighbor, stopping his slumberous horse to leave a letter.

  • If the War Office was too lively, this place was too slumberous by half.


    Norman Douglas

British Dictionary definitions for slumberous


adjective mainly poetic

sleepy; drowsy
inducing sleep
characteristic of slumber
Derived Formsslumberously, adverbslumberousness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012