Definition of happening in English:


Line breaks: hap¦pen|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈhap(ə)nɪŋ


  • 2A partly improvised or spontaneous piece of theatrical or other artistic performance, typically involving audience participation: a multimedia happening
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    • 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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