HyperDic: clowning

English > 2 senses of the word clowning:
NOUNactclowning, buffoonery, japery, frivolity, harlequinade, prankacting like a clown or buffoon
communicationclowning, drollery, comedy, funninessa comic incident or series of incidents
clowning > pronunciation
Soundsklaw'nihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > clowning: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningActing like a clown or buffoon.
Synonymsbuffoonery, japery, frivolity, harlequinade, prank
Narrowershtik, schtik, shtick, schtick(Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning
Broaderfolly, foolery, tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy, indulgencefoolish or senseless behavior
Spanisharlequinada, bufonada, charlotada
Catalanarlequinada, bufonada, pallassada, xarlotada
Verbsclownact as or like a clown
English > clowning: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA comic incident or series of incidents.
Synonymsdrollery, comedy, funniness
Broaderfun, play, sportverbal / verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
Spanishanécdota
Catalananècdota
Verbsclownact as or like a clown

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