Definition of bleary-eyed in English:

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Entry from US English dictionary

(also blear-eyed)


(Of a person) having bleary eyes.
Example sentences
  • When we first see the rooster, he's gargling some water, and he's bleary-eyed; obviously, he just got up after a long boozy night.
  • There a lot of bleary-eyed people outside the coffee shop where we've been standing for a couple of hours now.
  • But perk up, my bleary-eyed friends: there are still a few well-after-sundown TV distractions worth seeking out.

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Syllabification: blear·y-eyed

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