Meaning of yawning in English:


Pronunciation /ˈjɔːnɪŋ/

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  • (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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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’