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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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