Definition of snooze button in US English:

snooze button


  • A control on a clock which sets an alarm to repeat after a short interval, allowing time for a little more sleep.

    ‘if students with an early class hit the snooze button on the alarm, nobody is going to come pounding on the door’
    figurative ‘when Montgomery County went Democratic, that was certainly a wake-up call, and George Bush hit the snooze button’
    • ‘The problem with the screaming alarm clock is that it doesn't have a snooze button and you can't really turn it off at all.’
    • ‘When the snooze button is pressed, the clock, equipped with wheels, rolls off the table and into another room, forcing the sleeper out of bed and on a chase to turn off the follow-up alarm.’
    • ‘Use the left hand to gracefully pull the blankets over your head while the right hand snakes out to push down the snooze button of your alarm.’
    • ‘My loud alarm clock went off then while I tapped the snooze button automatically.’
    • ‘Here are a few good reasons to hit the snooze button and sleep a little longer.’
    • ‘This is a weird occurrence since I usually don't wake up until alarm goes off and even then I go right back to sleep after hitting the snooze button.’
    • ‘Europe, not directly attacked, keeps hitting the snooze button.’
    • ‘She groaned, reaching out and fumbling for the snooze button on the clock.’
    • ‘Instead of opening one eye and rolling over to press the snooze button on my alarm clock, both my eyes shot open and quickly adjusted to the brightness of the room.’
    • ‘She stirred a bit, but was still fast asleep, after a few more rings of the clock, her hand shot out of her bed, looking for the snooze button on her alarm clock.’
    • ‘I tossed and turned for what felt like hours - and actually was - so when my alarm clock finally went off I slammed down the snooze button and rolled over.’
    • ‘But God loves us even if we hit the spiritual snooze button, and will continue to send us invitations of grace, just as the Prodigal Son's father welcomed him back into the family.’
    • ‘Sara slapped the snooze button on her alarm radio and rued the day she bought it.’
    • ‘You rolled over sleepily, hand flailing for the alarm clock's snooze button.’
    • ‘The was a bang as Trinity reached for the snooze button and accidentally knocked her alarm clock off her night stand.’
    • ‘It's the only radio station my little alarm will get, but luckily it has a snooze button to sleep through the right wing rhetoric.’
    • ‘People do hit the snooze button in their sleep, or at least I do.’
    • ‘I slammed the snooze button on the clock rather forcefully, and rolled over, successfully falling back into a peaceful state of unconsciousness.’
    • ‘A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock, will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep when you hit the snooze button.’
    • ‘The alarm clock goes off, the snooze button is pressed, the alarm goes off again and the procedure for hundreds of workers is repeated over and over.’


snooze button

/sno͞oz ˈbətn//snuz ˈbətn/