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An example use of yawn in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… giving an exaggerated yawn and claiming …”
Yawn is the act of inhaling deeply and exhaling slowly through the mouth.
the word yawn occurs in english on average 1.7 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.