how to pronounce yawning


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the above transcription of yawning is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

yawning is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of yawning in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… an absolute yawning need not even …”

meanings of yawning


  1. That yawns or yawn.
  2. Wide open.


  1. Present participle of yawn.


  1. The action of the verb yawn.

yawning frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word yawning occurs in english on average 1.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with yawning


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