yawning

play
adjective yawn·ing \ˈyȯ-niŋ\

Definition of yawning

  1. 1 :  wide open :  cavernous a yawning hole yawning gaps in the plot

  2. 2 :  showing fatigue or boredom by yawns a yawning audience

yawningly

play \ˈyȯ-niŋ-lē\ adverb

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of yawning

before 12th century


YAWNING Defined for English Language Learners

yawning

play
adjective

Definition of yawning for English Language Learners

  • : very large or wide open



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