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English definition of “happening”

happening

noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˈhæp.ən.ɪŋ/ us  
something that has happened: Recent happenings on the money markets can be interpreted in various ways.Events and occurrencesAccidents and disasters a performance or similar event that happens without preparationSpectacles and performances

happening

adjective uk   /ˈhæp.ən.ɪŋ/ informal us  
describes a place that is extremely fashionable and exciting: Ask Caroline - she knows all the happening clubs in town.Modern and fashionableFashionModern and fashionable
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