Meaning of “happening” in the English Dictionary

"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) newly exciting or fashionable:

a happening neighborhood

(Definition of “happening” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)