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Definitions of yawning:
  • noun:   an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
    Example: "The yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop"
  • adjective:   gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something
    Example: "The yawning mine shaft"
  • adjective:   with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness
    Example: "A yawning congregation"

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