somnambulism
[ som-nam-byuh-liz-uhm ]
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Part of SpeechnounOrigin + Etymology
late 18th century;; from the French somnambulisme, from the Latin somnus "sleep" + ambulare "to walk"
Synonyms
noun
sleepwalking noctambulism
Antonyms
noun
unavailable
Definition
nounsleepwalking
Examples
nounA) My sister was diagnosed with somnambulism, which explained some odd sounds that had been recurring through the last few months B) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a silent horror film about somnambulism and the twisted world of dreams.
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