somnambulism
[ som-nam-byuh-liz-uhm ]
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Origin + Etymology
late 18th century;from the French somnambulisme, from the Latin somnus "sleep" + ambulare "to walk"
Synonyms
  • sleepwalking noctambulism
Antonyms
  • unavailable
Definition
sleepwalking
Example
A) 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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