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somniferous Line breaks: som|nif¦er|ous
Pronunciation: /sɒmˈnɪf(ə)rəs/

Definition of somniferous in English:


Tending to induce sleep; soporific: lifeless actors made the experience even more somniferous for the audiences
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  • 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.


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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