happening
I. noun Date: 1551 1. something that happens ; occurrence 2. an event or series of events designed to evoke a spontaneous reaction to sensory, emotional, or spiritual stimuli 3. something (as an event) that is particularly interesting, entertaining, or important II. adjective Date: 1977 1. very fashionable ; in <
a happening hairstyle
>
2. offering much stimulating activity <
a happening dance club
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Happening — (de la palabra inglesa que significa evento, ocurrencia, suceso). Manifestación artística, frecuentemente multidisciplinaria, surgida en los 1950 caracterizada por la participación de los espectadores. Los happenings integran el conjunto del… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Happening — Sn (eine Art Kunstveranstaltung) per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. 1959 führte der amerikanische Aktionskünstler Allan Kaprow eine Veranstaltung 18 Happenings in 6 parts auf, mit der er eine neue Form der Aktionskunst einführte, eben… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • happening — s.n. Spectacol spontan, improvizat. [pr.: hép(ă)ning] – cuv. engl. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  happening, happeninguri s.n. (pub.) spectacol improvizat (Notă: Definiţia este preluată din Dicţionar de argou al limbii române,… …   Dicționar Român

  • *happening — ● happening nom masculin (anglais happening, événement) Forme de spectacle qui suppose la participation des spectateurs et qui cherche à faire atteindre à ceux ci un moment d entière liberté et de création artistique spontanée. Apparition… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • happening — n. 1. something that happens; an occurrence; an event. Syn: occurrence, natural event. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Specifically: An event that is particularly interesting, noteworthy, or important. [PJC] 3. An artistic or entertainment event that is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • happening — I noun action, affair, casus, chance event, course of events, development, episode, event, experience, incident, matter, occasion, occurrence, phenomenon, proceeding, transpiration, unfolding associated concepts: unforeseen happening II index… …   Law dictionary

  • Happening — Happening(englausgesprochen)n 1.Keller Partyo.ä.Fußtaufengl»happening=Ereignis«undmeintvorallemdiemitungewöhnlichenMittelnundEinfällengestalteteFestlichkeito.ä.Halbw1960ff. 2.Schulfeier.1960ff,schül. 3.bedeutendesEreignis.Halbw1960ff.… …   Wörterbuch der deutschen Umgangssprache

  • happening — / hæpəniŋ/, it. / ɛp:(e)ning/ s. ingl. [der. di (to ) happen accadere, capitare ; propr. avvenimento ], usato in ital. al masch. (artist.) [forma di espressione teatrale, musicale, ecc., basata sull improvvisazione dell azione e sul… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • happening — (n.) mid 15c., chance, luck, from prp. of HAPPEN (Cf. 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • happening — /ˈɛppenin(g), &appenin(g), ingl. ˈhæp(J)nI)/ [vc. ingl., letteralmente «avvenimento», dal v. to happen «accadere, avvenire»] s. m. inv. avvenimento, evento □ manifestazione, spettacolo □ performance (ingl.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

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