HyperDic: yawning

English > 4 senses of the word yawning:
NOUNactyawning, yawn, oscitance, oscitancyan involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth
ADJECTIVEallyawninggaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something
allyawningwith the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness
allyawning, drowsy, oscitantshowing lack of attention or boredom
yawning > pronunciation
Soundsyao'nihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > yawning: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaninggaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something.
Examples
  • "the yawning mine shaft"
  • "a yawning abyss"
Broaderopenaffording free passage or access
Spanishgrande
English > yawning: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningWith the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness.
Example"a yawning congregation"
Broaderopen, openedUsed of mouth or eyes
English > yawning: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningshowing lack of attention or boredom.
Example"the yawning congregation"
Synonymsdrowsy, oscitant
Broaderinattentiveshowing a lack of attention or care
Spanishaburrido, soñoliento
Catalanavorrit, ensonyat, ensopit, somnolent
English > yawning: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAn involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom.
Example "the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop"
Synonymsyawn, 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

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