HyperDic: yawn

English > 3 senses of the word yawn:
VERBbodyyawnutter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired
stativeyawn, gape, yawbe wide open
NOUNactyawn, yawning, oscitance, oscitancyan involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth
yawn > pronunciation
Soundsyao'n
RhymesAmon ... woebegone: 34 rhymes with aon...
English > yawn: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAn involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom.
Examples
  • "he could not suppress a yawn"
  • "the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop"
Synonymsyawning, oscitance, oscitancy
Narrowerpandiculationyawning and stretching (as when first waking up)
Broaderreflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reactionAn automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
Spanishbostezo
Catalanbadall
Verbsyawnutter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired
English > yawn: 3 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningUtter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The child yawned during the long performance"
Broaderbreathe, take a breath, respire, suspireDraw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
Spanishbostezar
Catalanbadallar
Nounsyawn, yawningan involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth
yawnera person who yawns
English > yawn: 3 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe wide open.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsgape, yaw
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishboquear, bostezar

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