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Definition of YAWNING

noun : YAWNING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom; "he could not suppress a yawn"; "the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop"; "he apologized for his oscitancy" ;

verb : YAWNING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired; "The child yawned during the long performance" ;

Adjective : YAWNING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something; "the yawning mine shaft"; "a yawning abyss" ;

  • 2. (

    ) with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness; "a yawning congregation" ;


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