Asleep - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈsliːp|  American pronunciation of the word asleep
Brit.  |əˈsliːp|  British pronunciation of the word asleep

adjective

- lacking sensation(syn: benumbed, numb)
- dead (syn: deceased, departed, gone)

adverb

- into a sleeping state
- in the sleep of death

Examples

“Are you asleep?” “No, I'm awake.”

He tries to clean up the house while the kids are asleep.

The cats are asleep on the floor.

She was still asleep at noon.

They fell asleep into delicious dreams.

No voluntary movement is sustained when we are asleep.

Quiet! The baby's asleep.

The hand or foot is asleep in case of numbness or diminution of sensibility.

When he watches television, he falls asleep.

The child fell asleep in a sitting position.

I fell asleep watching television.

The children pretended to be asleep.

...I wish this book weren't so boring; I keep falling asleep whenever I try to read it....

She fell asleep immediately but awoke an hour later.

He tumbled into bed and fell asleep.

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