adjective \ˈy-niŋ\

: very large or wide open

Full Definition of YAWNING

:  wide open :  cavernous <a yawning hole> <yawning gaps in the plot>
:  showing fatigue or boredom by yawns <a yawning audience>
yawn·ing·ly \ˈy-niŋ-lē\ adverb

First Known Use of YAWNING

before 12th century


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