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happening

noun [C usually plural] uk   us   /ˈhæp.ən.ɪŋ/
something that has happened: Recent happenings on the stock market can be interpreted in various ways. a performance or similar event that happens without preparation

happening

adjective uk   us   /ˈhæp.ən.ɪŋ/ informal
A happening place is extremely fashionable and exciting: Ask Caroline - she knows all the happening clubs in town.
Translations of “happening”
in Korean 우연히 일어난 사건…
in Arabic حَدث…
in Portuguese acontecimento…
in Catalan esdeveniment, fet…
in Japanese 出来事, ハプニング…
in Italian avvenimento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發生的事, 即興演出…
in Russian случай, событие…
in Turkish olay, vaka, olup bitenler…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发生的事, 即兴演出…
in Polish wydarzenie, zdarzenie…
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