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happening

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There's a hope for every woe, and a balm for every pain, but the first joys of our heart come never back again!
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Etymology

From happen and -ing. The adjective and noun sense derive from the verb.

Adjective

happening (comparative more, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
happening

Comparative
more

Superlative
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  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) taking place
  2. (slang) trendy, up-to-the-minute
    He is a real happening guy.
  3. A term that became popular during the middle-to-late 1960s to denote an event with multiple cultural components, such as a graphic arts exhibition with accompanying or associated contemporaneous musical, social, and political events.
    The Andy Warhol reception was a freaky happening.

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Noun

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Singular
happening

Plural
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happening ({{{1}}})
  1. something that happens
  2. a spontaneous or improvised event, especially one that involves audience participation

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Verb

happening

  1. Present participle of happen.

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