Definition of sleep-learning in English:

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sleep-learning

Pronunciation: /ˈslēpˌlərniNG/

noun

Learning by hearing while asleep, typically by playing a tape recording of what is to be learned.
Example sentences
  • This proposal is reminiscent of the consolidation interpretation of sleep-learning problems put forth by Hebb.
  • It was in 1949 that Ramon Vinay's feat in sleep-learning a complete opera in accentless Italian became celebrated in musical circles.
  • Leshan tested the theory of sleep-learning on a group of nail-biting boys attending summer camp.

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Syllabification: sleep-learn·ing

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