yawn Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "yawn" - English Dictionary

See all translations

yawnverb [I]

uk   /jɔːn/  us   /jɑːn/
B1 to open the mouth wide and take a lot of air into the lungs and slowly send it out, usually when tired or bored: I can't stop yawning - I must be tired.
More examples

yawnnoun

uk   /jɔːn/  us   /jɑːn/
[C] an act of yawning: Her eyes watered as she tried to stifle (= stop) a yawn.a yawn [S] informal something or someone that is very boring: We have to go to dinner with Simon's boss on Saturday, which is a bit of a yawn.
Translations of “yawn”
in Arabic يَتَثاءَب…
in Korean 하품을 하다…
in Malaysian menguap…
in French bâiller…
in Turkish esnemek…
in Italian sbadigliare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打哈欠…
in Russian зевать…
in Polish ziewać…
in Vietnamese ngáp…
in Spanish bostezar…
in Portuguese bocejar…
in Thai หาว…
in German gähnen…
in Catalan badallar…
in Japanese (人)があくびをする…
in Indonesian menguap…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打哈欠…
(Definition of yawn from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of yawn?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “yawn” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
straight

the straight part of a racetrack (= the track on which competitors race)

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More