Definition of slumber in English:

slumber

Line breaks: slum|ber
Pronunciation: /ˈslʌmbə
 
/
literary

verb

[no object]
  • Sleep: Sleeping Beauty slumbered in her forest castle figurative the village street slumbered under the afternoon sun
    More example sentences
    • I was there approximately two weeks ago before he went into what I call a sleep, slumber, and was able to talk with him and hug him and kiss him and joke with him.
    • So to the ones who have passed on, rest there, sleep there, slumber on.
    • How peacefully she slumbered, wrapped in sleep's numbing embrace.
    Synonyms
    sleep, be asleep, doze, rest, take a siesta, nap, take a nap, catnap, drowse; sleep like a log/top
    informal snooze, snatch forty winks, get some shut-eye, be in the land of Nod
    British informal kip, have a kip, get one's head down, zizz, get some zizz, doss (down)
    North American informal catch some Zs
    literary be in the arms of Morpheus

noun

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Derivatives

slumberer

noun
More example sentences
  • Moreover, their sleep patterns were different than those of modern slumberers.
  • Which should leave slumberers in the building's famous ‘sleeping room,’ snoozing merrily on.
  • What makes the conundrum of the obtunded slumberer unique is not that his malady is difficult to diagnose.

slumberous

(also slumbrous) adjective
More example sentences
  • The waking of the wood may mean that the slumbrous dream was not real anyway, that daytime reality has now supervened, replacing defiance with pleasant companionship.
  • But when he'd asked, when he'd lifted a hand to my face and looked at me with those slumberous green eyes of his, any logic I'd possessed had crumbled like nothing more than a flimsy, false idol.
  • Henry David Thoreau described the song of one species as ‘a slumberous breathing,’ an ‘intenser dream.’

Origin

Middle English: alteration of Scots and northern English sloom, in the same sense. The -b- was added for ease of pronunciation.

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