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English noun: yarn

1. yarn (communication) the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events


SamplesHis narration was hesitant.


Synonymsnarration, recital


Broader (hypernym)account, report


Narrower (hyponym)recounting, relation, telling


Part holonymbody, close, closing, conclusion, end, ending, introduction

2. yarn (artifact) a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving


Synonymsthread


Broader (hypernym)cord


Narrower (hyponym)cotton, dental floss, filling, floss, floss, Lastex, ligature, metallic, nap, pick, pile, purl, suture, tinsel, warp, weft, woof, worsted, worsted yarn


English verb: yarn

1. yarn (communication) tell or spin a yarn


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)narrate, recite, recount, tell









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