How to Pronounce yawning?

Correct pronunciation for the word "yawning" is [jˈɔːnɪŋ], [jˈɔːnɪŋ], [j_ˈɔː_n_ɪ_ŋ].

"Yawning" in context

Yawning is an automatic reflex which typically occurs during moments of fatigue, drowsiness, or boredom. It is an evolutionary behavior that has been observed in many species of animals. For example, chimpanzees and even birds demonstrate yawning behavior.

The exact reason why yawning exists and why we instinctively yawn when we're tired remains somewhat of a mystery. Although studies have found that yawning does appear to serve a purpose and help our bodies cope with a certain level of physical and mental fatigue. For example, yawning helps to increase alertness and promote a state of wakefulness.


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