yawn

phonetic symbol: / jɔ́n / 

yawn - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth
■ usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
e.g.)
・he could not suppress a yawn
・the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop
oscitance , oscitancy , yawning

[ verb ]
■ utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired
e.g.)
・The child yawned during the long performance

[ verb ]
■ be wide open
gape , yaw

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