Meaning of yawning in English:

yawning

adjective

  • (of an opening or space) very large and wide.

    • ‘the yawning entrance of the cave’
    • ‘my headlights picked out what seemed to be a yawning chasm in the middle of the bridge’
    • ‘the yawning gap between rich and poor’
    gaping, wide open, wide, cavernous, deep
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noun

mass noun
  • The reflex action of opening the mouth wide and inhaling deeply due to tiredness or boredom.

    ‘yawning is so contagious that we only need to read about it to want to yawn ourselves’

Pronunciation

yawning

/ˈjɔːnɪŋ/