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Definition of Yawn


  1. To open the mouth involuntarily through drowsiness, dullness, or fatigue; to gape; to oscitate.
  2. To open wide; to gape, as if to allow the entrance or exit of anything.
  3. To open the mouth, or to gape, through surprise or bewilderment.
  4. To be eager; to desire to swallow anything; to express desire by yawning; as, to yawn for fat livings.
  5. An involuntary act, excited by drowsiness, etc., consisting of a deep and long inspiration following several successive attempts at inspiration, the mouth, fauces, etc., being wide open.
  6. The act of opening wide, or of gaping.
  7. A chasm, mouth, or passageway.
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Yawn Translations

yawn in Danish is gabe
yawn in Dutch is wijd openstaan, gapen
yawn in Finnish is haukotella
yawn in Italian is sbadigliare
yawn in Norwegian is gjesp, gjespe
yawn in Portuguese is bocejo
yawn in Spanish is bostezo, bostezar