how to pronounce yawn


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the above transcription of yawn 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.

yawn is pronounced in one syllable

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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 …”

meaning of yawn

Yawn is the act of inhaling deeply and exhaling slowly through the mouth.

yawn frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

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.

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