Part of speech: verb

To open the mouth wide and draw in the breath, as when drowsy.

Part of speech: verb

To stand wide open; gape.

Part of speech: noun

A wide opening of the mouth, as from weariness.

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Usage examples "yawn":

  1. Maitland politely interposed his fingers between his yawn and the detective's intent regard. - "The Brass Bowl", Louis Joseph Vance.
  2. Shall Earth yawn open and engulph the towns? - "Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars", Lucan.
  3. " Yes," said Nelly, with a loud yawn, which she did not attempt to check. - "Silver Lake", R.M. Ballantyne.