Definition of "yawned" []

  • To open the mouth wide and take in air deeply, often as in involuntary reaction to tiredness, sleepiness, or boredom (verb)
  • To express or utter while yawning (verb)
  • To be open wide as if threatening to engulf (someone or something) (verb)
  • The act or an instance of yawning (noun)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of yawn. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "yawned" in a sentence
  • "Slippers and boots lay about; the portmanteau yawned wide open, with some soiled shirts on the top; a pair of trousers trailed from a chair on the floor."
  • "Scraps of his daily life lay scattered all over chairs and chests of drawers; his black portmanteau yawned wide-open like a coffin; his white linen was carefully laid on the top of his black suit, which showed slight traces of wear and tear at the knees and elbows."
  • "HEMMER: They just kind of yawned at that yesterday, didn't they?"