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English noun: clowning

1. clowning (act) acting like a clown or buffoon


Synonymsbuffoonery, frivolity, harlequinade, japery, prank


Broader (hypernym)craziness, folly, foolery, indulgence, lunacy, tomfoolery


Narrower (hyponym)schtick, schtik, shtick, shtik

2. clowning (communication) a comic incident or series of incidents


Synonymscomedy, drollery, funniness


Broader (hypernym)fun, play, sport









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