yawn: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (yôn), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to open the mouth somewhat involuntarily with a prolonged, deep inhalation and sighing or heavy exhalation, as from drowsiness or boredom.
  2. to open wide like a mouth.
  3. to extend or stretch wide, as an open and deep space.
  1. to say with a yawn.
  2. to open wide, or lay open, as if by yawning.
  1. an act or instance of yawning.
  2. an opening; open space; chasm.
  3. something so boring as to make one yawn: Critics say the new fashions are one big yawn.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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