Definition of somniferous in English:

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somniferous

Pronunciation: /sɒmˈnɪf(ə)rəs/

adjective

Tending to induce sleep; soporific: lifeless actors made the experience even more somniferous for the audiences
More example sentences
  • They all indulge in their familiar, somniferous spiels.
  • This book helps put aside what the late Prof. Takaaki Aikawa described as the ‘somniferous romanticism’ with which the Westerner approaches Japanese studies.
  • In somniferous mumbles, he reads aloud the entire song.

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin somnifer (from somnium 'dream') + -ous.

Words that rhyme with somniferous

carboniferous, coniferous, cruciferous, melliferous, odoriferous, pestiferous, splendiferous, umbelliferous, vociferous

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