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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


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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