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yawn

 
pronunciation:
yawn
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: yawns, yawning, yawned
definition 1: to open the mouth wide while breathing in deeply. Yawning can show tiredness or boredom.
Before her mother could finish the story, Emma yawned and fell asleep.
 
definition 2: to open wide so as to make a broad or deep space.
The Grand Canyon yawned beneath us.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act of opening the mouth wide and breathing in deeply.
The baby's yawns told me it was time for her nap.
derivation: yawner (n.)