Definition of somniferous in English:

somniferous

Syllabification: som·nif·er·ous
Pronunciation: /sämˈnifərəs
 
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adjective

Tending to induce sleep; soporific.
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.

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