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yawning

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. a reflex action in which the mouth is opened wide and air is drawn into the lungs then slowly released. It is triggered by drowsiness, fatigue, or boredom.

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yawning <i>adj</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 6 words.

ˈjɔ:nɪn, -ɪŋ

sp yawning3

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yawn <i>n.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 202 words.

anything or anyone considered tedious, boring and thus productive of yawns.

1885 Bulletin (Sydney) 30 May 10/4: He not

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yawn / ~ed <i>v</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 9 words.

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sp yawne5 / yawn’d1

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YAWN, last one to

Iona Opie and Moira Tatem.

in A Dictionary of Superstitions

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge. 41 words.

1861 C. C. ROBINSON Dialect of Leeds 301. If two persons are seen to yawn one after the other, it

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yawner <i>n.</i> (<i>US</i>)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 56 words.

anything boring, yawn-producing.

1942 Berrey & Van den Bark Amer. Thes. Sl. 1969 A. Glyn Dragon...

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yawning

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. a reflex action in which the mouth is opened wide and air is drawn into the lungs then slowly released. It is triggered by drowsiness, fatigue, or boredom.

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yawning

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 30 words.

n. a reflex action in which the mouth is opened wide and air is drawn into the lungs then slowly

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Yawn

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 7 words.

Americanized spelling of German Jahn.

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yawn

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 142 words.

adorn, born, borne, bourn, Braun, brawn, corn, dawn, drawn, faun, fawn, forborne, forewarn, forlorn, freeborn, horn, lawn, lorn,

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yawn

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 140 words.

adorn, born, borne, bourn, Braun, brawn, corn, dawn, drawn, faun, fawn, forborne, forewarn, forlorn, freeborn, horn, lawn, lorn,

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