how to pronounce sleepy


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sleepy is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of sleepy in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the article said being sleepy can make …”

meanings of sleepy


  1. Dull; lazy; heavy; sluggish.
  2. Suggesting tiredness.
  3. Tending to induce sleep; soporific.
  4. Tired; feeling the need for sleep.
  5. Quiet; without bustle or activity.


  1. The gum that builds up in the eye; sleep, gound.

sleepy frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word sleepy occurs in english on average 7.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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