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  Definition of yawning
  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. gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something; "the yawning mine shaft"; "a yawning abyss"
  3. with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness; "a yawning congregation"
Similar Words: yawn, oscitance, oscitancy

 

Hyponyms: pandiculation

 

Derivational Morphology: yawn

 

 
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