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    yawn

    yawn - Dictionary definition and meaning for word yawn

    Definition
    (noun) an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
    Synonyms : oscitance , oscitancy , yawning
    Example Sentence
    • he could not suppress a yawn
    • the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop
    • he apologized for his oscitancy
    Definition
    (verb) utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired
    Example Sentence
    • The child yawned during the long performance
    Definition
    (verb) be wide open
    Synonyms : gape , yaw
    Example Sentence
    • the deep gaping canyon
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