yawning

adjective yawn·ing \ ˈyȯ-niŋ \

Definition of yawning

1 : wide open : cavernous
  • a yawning hole
  • yawning gaps in the plot
2 : showing fatigue or boredom by yawns
  • a yawning audience

yawningly

play \ˈyȯ-niŋ-lē\ adverb

First Known Use of yawning

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of yawning for English Language Learners

  • : very large or wide open



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