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Definition of "happening" []

  • Something that takes place. See Synonyms at occurrence. (noun)
  • An improvised, often spontaneous spectacle or performance, especially one involving audience participation. (noun)
  • An occurrence; event (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An improvised or spontaneous display or performance consisting of bizarre and haphazard events (noun)
  • Fashionable and up-to-the-minute (adjective)

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Use "happening" in a sentence
  • "And I couldn't even use the Gift I'd been born with, the telepathy that would have let me know who to trust, how to protect myself, maybe even let me understand why the things that always seemed to be happening to me kept happening_ '"
  • "An estate upon condition is one which depends upon the happening _or not happening_ of some event."
  • "To go as long as I have without something like this happening is a miracle."