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Definition of "yawner" []

  • 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)
  • A person who yawns. (noun)

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  • Something unexciting or boring that induces yawning, as a book, sporting event, or performance. (noun)

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Use "yawner" in a sentence
  • "Saying a NFL division match-up with playoff implications is a yawner is a pretty big stretch, especially considering how physical the Giants and Eagles are."
  • "First there was a dreary 0-0 tie versus Uruguay the kind of yawner that if you had showed it to a soccer-ambivalent American, hoping to get them hooked on the Beautiful Game, they'd have called the police on you."
  • "The Basilica is certainly no "yawner" and I take that back."