Definitions for yawningly

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yawnyɔn(v.i.)

  1. to open the mouth somewhat involuntarily with a prolonged, deep inhalation and sighing or heavy exhalation, as from drowsiness or boredom.

    Category: Physiology

  2. to extend or stretch wide, as an open and deep space.

  3. (v.t.)to say with a yawn.

  4. (n.)an act or instance of yawning.

  5. a deep, open space; chasm.

  6. a bored reaction. something so boring as to make one yawn.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

    Ref: Also called yawner.

Origin of yawn:

bef. 900; ME yanen, yonen, OE ge(o)nian; akin to OE gānian, ginan, OHG ginōn, ON gīna to yawn, and to chasm , hiatus

yawn′ing•ly(adv.)

Wiktionary

  1. yawningly(Adverb)

    In a yawning way; accompanied by yawns.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yawningly(adverb)

    in a yawning manner

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