1. yawning

adjective. ['ˈjɔnɪŋ'] gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something.


  • careful

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Rhymes with Yawning

  • spawning
  • fawning
  • dawning

Sentences with yawning

1. Noun, singular or mass
Look for signs that show happiness and contentment, such as yawning and stretching.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Swallowing and yawning both help the larynx to return to a neutral position.

Quotes about yawning

1. I consider conversations with people to be mind exercises, but I don't want to pull a muscle, so I stretch a lot. That's why I'm constantly either rolling my eyes or yawning.
- Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me

2. yawning

noun. ['ˈjɔnɪŋ'] 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
  • oscitance
  • yawn
  • reflex response
  • pandiculation
  • oscitancy


  • lock
  • bar
  • seal
  • close

3. yawning

adjective. ['ˈjɔnɪŋ'] showing lack of attention or boredom.


  • inattentive
  • drowsy


  • voluntary
  • wakefulness
  • diligent

4. yawning

adjective. ['ˈjɔnɪŋ'] with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness.


  • open


  • awake
  • sealed