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Yawn

Correct spelling for yawn

Medical definition of yawn:

1. To gape. 2. An involuntary opening of the mouth, usually accompanied by a movement of respiration; it may be a sign of drowsiness or of vital depression, as after hemorrhage, but is often caused by suggestion.

Usage examples for yawn:

  • " Excuse me if I disturb you," said the man, with another tremendous yawn "A Poached Peerage, – William Magnay"
  • Behind her lace handkerchief Betty gracefully concealed a yawn "The Camp Fire Girls' Careers, – Margaret Vandercook"
  • At the finish of a yawn he grinned at his late adversary. "Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Bar-20, – Clarence Edward Mulford"

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