Yawningly \Yawn"ing*ly\, adv. In a yawning manner. [1913 Webster]

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  • yawningly — adverb see yawning …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yawningly — See yawning. * * * …   Universalium

  • yawningly — adverb In a yawning way; accompanied by yawns …   Wiktionary

  • yawningly — yawning·ly …   English syllables

  • yawningly — adverb see yawning * * * yawnˈingly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑yawn …   Useful english dictionary

  • yawning — yawningly, adv. /yaw ning/, adj. 1. being or standing wide open; gaping: the yawning mouth of a cave. 2. indicating by yawns one s weariness or indifference: The lecturer was oblivious to his yawning audience. [bef. 900; ME; OE geniendum. See… …   Universalium

  • yawning — adjective Date: before 12th century 1. wide open ; cavernous < a yawning hole > < yawning gaps in the plot > 2. showing fatigue or boredom by yawns < a yawning audience > • yawningly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yawn — verb 1》 involuntarily open one s mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom. 2》 [usu. as adjective yawning] be wide open: a yawning chasm. noun 1》 an act of yawning. 2》 informal a boring or tedious thing or event. Derivatives… …   English new terms dictionary

  • yawn — /jɔn / (say yawn) verb (i) 1. to open the mouth involuntarily with a prolonged, deep intake of breath, as from drowsiness or weariness. 2. to open wide like a mouth. 3. to extend or stretch wide, as an open (and usually deep) space. –verb (t) 4.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • yawn — v. & n. v. 1 intr. (as a reflex) open the mouth wide and inhale esp. when sleepy or bored. 2 intr. (of a chasm etc.) gape, be wide open. 3 tr. utter or say with a yawn. n. 1 an act of yawning. 2 colloq. a boring or tedious idea, activity, etc.… …   Useful english dictionary

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