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bleary

Syllabification: blear·y
Pronunciation: /ˈblirē
 
/

Definition of bleary in English:

adjective (blearier, bleariest)

(Of the eyes) unfocused or filmy from sleep or tiredness: you hate to face the world with bleary, tear-soaked, itching eyes
More example sentences
  • You turn over in your half-sleep and try to read the numbers, but they blur before your bleary eyes.
  • The rocking of the rickety, old train and the whoosh and whir of the wheels teased our weary bodies and bleary eyes.
  • Ronald's bleary eyes widened in surprise when he saw his 15 year old son standing in front of him.
Synonyms
blurred, blurry, unfocused;
fogged, clouded, dull, misty, watery, rheumy
archaic blear

Derivatives

blearily

1
Pronunciation: /ˈbli(ə)rəlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Just as I was preparing to make another batch of fruit scones, Ross, one of my co-workers, wandered into the kitchen blearily looking for coffee.
  • I fumbled around in the dark for some of last night's pants to put on, and stumbled blearily out of the bedroom into the harsh morning light.
  • And every year they wake up at 6.00 am and pretty soon they're dragging me blearily down onto the sofa to open presents.

bleariness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • As I gaped at him in post-sleep bleariness, I realised with a little shock that I had been sleeping with my head on his shoulder.
  • I watched as his eyes fell shut of their own accord, watched as his breathing slowed, and watched as his eyes snapped open again, blinking away their bleariness in confusion.
  • Slowly, I opened my eyes, rubbing the bleariness out of them as I sat up.

Words that rhyme with bleary

beery, cheery, dearie, dreary, Dun Laoghaire, eerie, eyrie (US aerie), Kashmiri, leery, peri, praemunire, query, smeary, teary, theory, weary

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