Definition Of yawn


a reflex act of opening one's mouth wide and inhaling deeply due to tiredness or boredom.

Hugh Bradley was in the pool recently and said the two boys had yawns as wide as a hippopotamus' mouth.

involuntarily open one's mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom.

he began yawning and looking at his watch

Example Of yawn

  • Alexis felt a compelling need to yawn but as she opened her mouth the arm tightened.

  • Anyway, I ended up watching an amateur boxing match, big yawn .

  • Because the dirty little secret is that most Americans still greet the MLS with a big yawn .

  • But the comedy is ghastly dull, the choreography fussy and boring - a yawn a minute, I thought sourly.

  • Come ten o'clock in the evening we've generally begun to stretch and yawn , and by ten thirty the house is quiet except for gentle snoring.

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