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  Definition of Yawn
  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 ostinancy"
  2. utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired; "The child yawned during the long performance"
  3. be wide open; "the deep gaping canyon"
Similar Words: yawning, oscitance, oscitancy, gape, yaw

 

Hyponyms: pandiculation

 

Derivational Morphology: yawning, oscitance, oscitancy, yawner

 

Anagrams: awny

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 哈欠   Dutch: geeuw and geeuwen  
Finnish: haukotella and haukotus   French: bâillement and bâiller  
German: gähnen   Italian: sbadigliare and sbadiglio  
Japanese: 欠伸   Korean: 하품  
Portuguese: bocejar and bocejo   Slovenian: zehati  
Spanish: bostezar and bostezo   Swedish: gäspa and gäspning  
Telugu: ఆవులించు and ఆవులింత   Ukrainian: позіхати  
 
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