- 1An event or occurrence: altogether it was an eerie happeningMore example sentences
- One sad happening prior to Christmas was the death of Galway's oldest resident Billy Lohan of Mervue who was in his 103rd year.
- The afternoon sped on, with the three visitors filling the Riley parents in on happenings in the Willie Shakespeare Company.
- Anyway, that probably confused you, but I need to let Dmitri explain the happenings of the first night we stayed in a glorious hotel in the heart of San Francisco.
- 2A partly improvised or spontaneous piece of theatrical or other artistic performance, typically involving audience participation: a multimedia happeningMore example sentences
- What ensues is neither stand-up nor sketch comedy, but a fluid multimedia happening that co-opts the audience and a bewildering number of stooges.
- Shed promoter Simon Thackray presents these myriad delights in a season of nine concerts and artistic happenings at Brawby and Hovingham, near Malton.
- From these Dada-like beginnings he developed a litany of Fookianisms which spilt delightfully over into happenings, art objects, bureaucracy and erotica.
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- Fashionable; trendy: a happening neighbourhoodMore example sentences
- They have an office in Balma, Southern France, about 500 miles away from a beautiful, fashionable and happening Paris.
- It is part of our strategy to see more activity at street level, making the neighbourhood a more happening place.
- From there we went to Brighton Marina, partly because it's a cool and happening place to visit, but mainly because it has free parking.