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American English: /jɔn/
British English: /jɔːn/

Translation of yawn in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1
    Example sentences
    • Tinara opened her mouth to reply, but she suddenly put a hand to her mouth and yawned.
    • Alexis felt a compelling need to yawn but as she opened her mouth the arm tightened.
    • As it hits the back of your mouth or throat try yawning, as this action will open up your throat.
  • 2
    (pit/hole/chasm) [literary]
    Example sentences
    • She would have to pass through great agony to become a part of the great yawning nothingness.
    • Does one plug on, rounding out characters, filling in the yawning chasms in the plot?
    • The void between rich and poor is now a yawning chasm and home ownership is but a dream for most young couples.

transitive verb

  • decir bostezando or con un bostezo


  • 1 (action) she could not suppress a yawn
    no pudo reprimir un bostezo
    Example sentences
    • Hugh Bradley was in the pool recently and said the two boys had yawns as wide as a hippopotamus' mouth.
    • I tried not to show my boredom, but my yawns were coming quicker and quicker.
    • And, since the good jokes don't come until the final third, a lot of yawns will have to be stifled.
  • 2 (bore) [colloquial]
    plomo (masculine) [colloquial]
    rollazo (masculine) (Spain) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • How are you going to get big voter turnout when everybody seems to think these elections are a big yawn?
    • Because the dirty little secret is that most Americans still greet the MLS with a big yawn.
    • It happened 15 years ago and it's been either a big yawn or a big laugh ever since.
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