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happening

noun

Definition of happening

  1. 1 :  something that happens :  occurrence

  2. 2 :  an event or series of events designed to evoke a spontaneous reaction to sensory, emotional, or spiritual stimuli

  3. 3 :  something (as an event) that is particularly interesting, entertaining, or important

Examples of happening in a sentence

  1. <the President's visit to the school was a real happening for teachers and students alike>

  2. <gave a detailed account of all the happenings of the weekend>

1551

First Known Use of happening

1551


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happening

adjective

Definition of happening

  1. 1 :  very fashionable :  in <a happening hairstyle>

  2. 2 :  offering much stimulating activity <a happening dance club>


HAPPENING Defined for English Language Learners

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happening

noun

Definition of happening for English Language Learners

  • : an event or occurrence


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happening

adjective

Definition of happening for English Language Learners

  • : fashionable or popular


HAPPENING Defined for Kids

happening

noun hap·pen·ing \ˈha-pə-niŋ, ˈhap-niŋ\

Definition of happening for Students

  1. :  something that occurs <It was a week of strange happenings.>



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