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[yaw-nee] /ˈyɔ ni/
adjective, yawnier, yawniest.
emitting or causing yawns:
yawny spectators; a yawny debate.
Origin of yawny
First recorded in 1795-1805; yawn + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They were all yawny, and some were grumpy, but I had washed my being in the sunrise and felt as blithesome as the day.

  • But shortly after midnight the giddy revellers begun to thin out and the girl waiters got yawny.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • Instinctively with his first yawny return to consciousness he reached back under his pillow for Cornelia's letter.

    Molly Make-Believe Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

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