1. an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
- he could not suppress a yawn
- the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop
Sentences with yawn as a noun:
- The slideshow we sat through was such a yawn. I was glad when it finished.
1. utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired
- The child yawned during the long performance
2. be wide open
Sentences with yawn as a verb:
- I could see my students yawning, so I knew the lesson was boring them.
- The canyon yawns as it has done for millions of years, and we stand looking, dumbstruck.
- Death yawned before us, and I hit the brakes.
- to yawn for fat livings