[ yaw-nee ]
/ ˈyɔ ni /

adjective, yawn·i·er, yawn·i·est.

emitting or causing yawns: yawny spectators; a yawny debate.

Nearby words

  1. yawnful,
  2. yawnfully,
  3. yawning,
  4. yawningly,
  5. yawnsome,
  6. yawp,
  7. yaws,
  8. yaxchilán,
  9. yay,
  10. yayoi

Origin of yawny

First recorded in 1795–1805; yawn + -y1

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Examples from the Web for yawny

  • 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
  • They were all yawny, and some were grumpy, but I had washed my being in the sunrise and felt as blithesome as the day.