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"happening" in British English

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happeningnoun [C usually plural]

uk   us   /ˈhæp.ən.ɪŋ/

happeningadjective

uk   us   /ˈhæp.ən.ɪŋ/ informal
A happening ​place is ​extremelyfashionable and ​exciting: Ask Caroline - she ​knows all the happening ​clubs in ​town.
(Definition of happening from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"happening" in American English

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happeningnoun [C usually pl]

 us   /ˈhæp·ə·nɪŋ/
something that has ​happened: Earl had been ​alerted to the happenings of the ​day before.

happeningadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈhæp·ə·nɪŋ/ slang
(of a ​place or ​event) ​newlyexciting or ​fashionable: a happening ​neighborhood
(Definition of happening from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “happening”
in Arabic حَدث…
in Korean 우연히 일어난 사건…
in Portuguese acontecimento…
in Catalan esdeveniment, fet…
in Japanese 出来事, ハプニング…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发生的事, 即兴演出…
in Turkish olay, vaka, olup bitenler…
in Russian случай, событие…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發生的事, 即興演出…
in Italian avvenimento…
in Polish wydarzenie, zdarzenie…
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