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  Words related to yawn

Related / Similar Words: yawning, oscitance, oscitancy, gape, yaw

 

Definition:
  • 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"; "he apologized for his ostinancy";
  • utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired; "The child yawned during the long performance";
  • be wide open; "the deep gaping canyon";

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    Hyponyms: pandiculation

     

    Derivational Morphology: yawning, oscitance, oscitancy, yawner

     

    Anagrams: awny

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 哈欠   Dutch: geeuw and geeuwen  
    Finnish: haukotella and haukotus   French: bâillement and bâiller  
    German: gähnen   Italian: sbadigliare and sbadiglio  
    Japanese: 欠伸   Korean: 하품  
    Portuguese: bocejar and bocejo   Slovenian: zehati  
    Spanish: bostezar and bostezo   Swedish: gäspa and gäspning  
    Telugu: ఆవులించు and ఆవులింత   Ukrainian: позіхати  
     
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