adverb see somnolent

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  • somnolently — somnolent ► ADJECTIVE 1) sleepy; drowsy. 2) inducing drowsiness. DERIVATIVES somnolence noun somnolently adverb. ORIGIN Latin somnolentus, from somnus sleep …   English terms dictionary

  • Somnolently — Somnolent Som no*lent, a. [F. somnolent, L. somnolentus, from somnus sleep, akin to Gr. ?, Skr. svapna sleep, dream, svap to sleep, Icel. sofa, AS. swefn sleep. Cf. {Hypnotic}, {Somnambulism}, {Soporific}.] Sleepy; drowsy; inclined to sleep. {Som …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • somnolently — See somnolent. * * * …   Universalium

  • somnolently — adverb In a somnolent way; sleepily …   Wiktionary

  • somnolently — adv. in a somnolent manner, sleepily, drowsily …   English contemporary dictionary

  • somnolently — som·no·lent·ly …   English syllables

  • somnolently — adverb in a drowsy manner Time to get up, she said drowsily • Syn: ↑drowsily • Derived from adjective: ↑somnolent, ↑drowsy (for: ↑drowsily) * * * adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • Somnolence — Sleepiness, the state of feeling drowsy, ready to fall asleep. A person experiencing somnolence is somnolent and is acting somnolently. Somnolence, somnolent, and somnolently go back to the Latin somnus meaning (please don t yawn) sleep. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • drowsily — adverb in a drowsy manner (Freq. 1) Time to get up, she said drowsily • Syn: ↑somnolently • Derived from adjective: ↑somnolent (for: ↑somnolently), ↑drowsy …   Useful english dictionary

  • somnolent — adjective Etymology: Middle English sompnolent, from Anglo French, from Latin somnolentus, from somnus sleep; akin to Old English swefn sleep, Greek hypnos Date: 15th century 1. of a kind likely to induce sleep < a somnolent sermon > 2. a.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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