Definition of Somniloquist

1. Noun. Someone who talks while asleep.

Generic synonyms: Sleeper, Slumberer
Derivative terms: Somniloquism, Somniloquy



Definition of Somniloquist

1. n. One who talks in his sleep.

Definition of Somniloquist

1. Noun. A person who talks in his/her sleep. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Somniloquist

1. A habitual sleep-talker. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Somniloquist

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somniatory
somniculous
somnifacient
somnifacients
somniferous
somniferously
somnific
somnifugous
somniloquence
somniloquies
somniloquism
somniloquisms
somniloquist (current term)
somniloquists
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somniloquy
somnipathies
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somnipathists
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somnocinematograph
somnocinematography
somnolence
somnolences
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somnolent
somnolentia

Literary usage of Somniloquist

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1. The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery edited by Lunsford Pitts Yandell, Theodore Stout Bell (1844)
"It is confined to the somniloquist, who, it is asserted, can be made to experience the same feelings of both body and mind, and entertain the same thoughts, ..."

2. Memoirs of the Life and Services of Daniel Drake, M.D., Physician, Professor by Edward Deering Mansfield (1855)
"And herein lies the most obvious difference between her intellectual condition and that of a natural somniloquist, who is made to walk and talk, ..."

3. Phrenology Examined, and Shown to be Inconsistent with the Principles of by Nathan Lewis Rice (1849)
"... whether their thoughts, when introduced to the somniloquist, could, independently of speech, or visible signs, impress themselves on her mind. ..."

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