Synonyms for happening

Grammar : Noun
Spell : hap-uh-ning
Phonetic Transcription : ˈhæp ə nɪŋ

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Définition of happening

Origin :
  • mid-15c., "chance, luck," from present participle of happen; meaning "occurrence" is 1550s. Sense of "spontaneous event or display" is from 1959 in the argot of artists. Happenings "events" was noted by Fowler as a vogue word from c.1905.
  • noun occurrence
Example sentences :
  • What might not be happening to Corney, she thought, while she was on the way to his rescue!
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Sidney's heart, considering what was happening to it, behaved very well.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Linda could not tell what was happening from the murmur of voices.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • As soon as Lloyd began to realize what was happening, her face grew radiant.
  • Extract from : « The Little Colonel » by Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Comrade Ossipon had no settled conception now of what was happening to him.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • It would be a wonder if I didn't love her myself before I knew what was happening.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • The public, unaware of what was happening, wanted me to appear again and bow.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • And now let us see what befell Little John while these things were happening.
  • Extract from : « The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood » by Howard Pyle
  • Meredith knew what was happening there, and he began to be a little excited.
  • Extract from : « The Gentleman From Indiana » by Booth Tarkington
  • Old Martin happening to turn his head, saluted him affectionately.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens

Antonyms for happening

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