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Word: somnolent

Definition: half asleep; drowsy; N. somnolence


Sentences Containing 'somnolent'

The original trio remains as the main structure, but four inserts interrupt as "magic moments", in which other instruments engage in dialogue with the trio: the first is an imperious solo oboe, the second a stentorian trumpet-trombone duo, and the last a somnolent tuba.

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