clowning


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clown·ing

 (klou′nĭng)
n.

[So called because some krumpers wear clown makeup and attire while performing.]

clowning

(ˈklaʊnɪŋ)
n
clownish behaviour
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clowning - acting like a clown or buffoonclowning - acting like a clown or buffoon  
foolery, tomfoolery, lunacy, craziness, folly, indulgence - foolish or senseless behavior
schtick, schtik, shtick, shtik - (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning; "his shtik made us laugh"
2.clowning - a comic incident or series of incidents
fun, sport, play - verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport"
Translations

clowning

[ˈklaʊnɪŋ] Npayasadas fpl

clowning

[ˈklaʊnɪŋ] n (= fooling around) → pitreries fpl

clowning

[ˈklaʊnɪŋ] npagliacciate fpl, buffonate fpl
References in classic literature ?
Why should my stupid clowning have led the world to elevate it into a serious incident?
They tried him at hurdle-jumping, at walking on fore- legs, at pony-riding, at forward flips, and at clowning with other dogs.
Hunter "Patch" Adams, as well as from New York's Big Apple Circus, which pioneered the first professional hospital clowning program.
Part of the "Notable Missourians" series, Emmett Kelly: The Greatest Clown on Earth is a biography written for preteens and young adults, about an entertainer who transformed the art of clowning.
Gaxiola is joined on stage by three others, none of whom she has worked with before: Chilean Claudio Martinez, who plays the comically sad clown to perfection; American David Clay, a grumpy, bossy type; and zany, attention-seeking Lebanese Sabine Choucair, who also runs her own clowning company here called Clown Me In.
Mr Powell, 22, called the weapons claims nonsense and insisted he was positive influence on clowning.
Performer Tony Eldridge, of Clowns International, said: "This is doing clowning no favours and is harming society.
CLOWNING around can be a serious business when awards are being made - and two of the best are visiting Birmingham this week.
Today the Clowning Around Workshops will teach children the tricks of the trade when it comes to slapstick fights, trips and falls.
In clowning there's no plot, only the (il)logic of the partner's supreme status as a system, any system, to be deftly dismantled in bumbling sublimity.
ANY CHANCE YOU COULD GET A FEW FRIENDS TOGETHER AND DO SOME CLOWNING AROUND?
LEOMINSTER - Donna Featherstone, aka Blinkee the Clown, found herself clowning around.