What does happening mean?

Definitions for happening
ˈhæp ə nɪŋhap·pen·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word happening.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event(noun)

    an event that happens

GCIDE

  1. happening(n.)

    Specifically: An event that is particularly interesting, noteworthy, or important.

  2. happening(n.)

    An artistic or entertainment event that is unconventional, sometimes discontinuous, designed to evoke strong emotions, and sometimes involving participation by the audience.

Wiktionary

  1. happening(Noun)

    Something that happens.

  2. happening(Noun)

    A spontaneous or improvised event, especially one that involves audience participation.

  3. happening(Adjective)

    Busy, lively; vibrant, dynamic; fashionable.

    This is a happening place tonight!

  4. happening(Adjective)

    Trendy, up-to-the-minute.

    He is a real happening guy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Happening

    of Happen

Freebase

  1. Happening

    A happening is a performance, event or situation meant to be considered art, usually as performance art. Happenings take place anywhere, and are often multi-disciplinary, with a nonlinear narrative and the active participation of the audience. Key elements of happenings are planned, but artists sometimes retain room for improvisation. This new media art aspect to happenings eliminates the boundary between the artwork and its viewer. Henceforth, the interactions between the audience and the artwork makes the audience, in a sense, part of the art. In the late 1960s, perhaps due to the depiction in films of hippie culture, the term was used much less specifically to mean any gathering of interest, from a pool hall meetup or a jamming of a few young people to a beer blast or fancy formal party.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'happening' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3101

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'happening' in Written Corpus Frequency: #921

How to pronounce happening?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say happening in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of happening in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of happening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of happening in a Sentence

  1. Anita Loos:

    Fate keeps on happening.

  2. Helen Prejean:

    And I see that happening.

  3. Robert Bartlett:

    That's not happening either.

  4. Christoph Flink:

    But I don't see it happening.

  5. Carl Buck Shoupe:

    What's happening now finally.

Images & Illustrations of happening

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