verb. ['ˈjɔn'] utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired.
- take a breath
Words that Rhyme with Yawn
How to spell yawn? Is it yan? Or yahin? Common misspellings are:
Example sentences of the word yawn
1. Verb, base form
A video that progresses too quickly creates confusion, while one that moves too slowly causes viewers to yawn.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Muster a yawn, chew gum or gulp to unblock your eustachian tubes.
Quotes containing the word yawn
1. [...]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!
- Jack Kerouac, On the Road
2. Four flips the gun in this hand, presses the barrel to Peter's forehead, and clicks a bullet into place. Peter freezes with his lips parted, the yawn dead in his mouth. "Wake. Up,"Four snaps. "You are holding a loaded gun, you idiot. Act like it.
- Veronica Roth, Divergent
3. Of course, it is boring to read about boring thing, but it is better to read something that makes you yawn with boredom than something that will make you weep uncontrollably, pound your fists against the floor, and leave tearstains all over your pillowcase, sheets, and boomerang collection.
- Lemony Snicket, The Grim Grotto
noun. ['ˈjɔn'] an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom.
- reflex action
- instinctive reflex
- unconditioned reflex
- innate reflex
- physiological reaction
- reflex response
verb. ['ˈjɔn'] be wide open.