(of an opening or space) very large and wide.‘the yawning entrance of the cave’
gaping, wide open, wide, cavernous, deepView synonyms
- ‘my headlights picked out what seemed to be a yawning chasm in the middle of the bridge’
- ‘the yawning gap between rich and poor’
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’
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