verb (used without object)
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Origin of clown
OTHER WORDS FROM clownclownish, adjectiveclown·ish·ly, adverbclown·ish·ness, noun
Words nearby clown
Example sentences from the Web for clown
A talent who can rap, hit a falsetto, and isn’t afraid to be goofy on wax, Raj’s music and skills show why he is a powerful teacher and a class clown you need to add to your own playlist queue.Soulection’s Joe Kay Presents ‘A Beginner’s Guide To Future Sounds’|Brande Victorian|February 5, 2021|Essence.com
We made them look ridiculous by contrasting our joyous celebration of democracy with their clown show.The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election|Molly Ball|February 4, 2021|Time
One piece follows a waitress on the hunt for her missing daughter, another captures what happens when a drug dealer meets a lawyer and a clown at a bar.Here Are the 14 New Books You Should Read in February|Annabel Gutterman|February 2, 2021|Time
Mazel tov on your engagement, Hannah — your gift of a disembodied clown head on a plank will be in the mail soon.
I didn’t find a good hat, but I did happen to find one lot of 100 little disembodied, glummish clown heads — they looked so Loserly!Style Conversational Week 1413: Our new not-so-big top -- the Clowning Achievement trophy|Pat Myers|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
So many families come that Vargas has arranged for a clown to entertain the kids.America’s Fastest Growing Death Holiday Is From Mexico|Michael Schulson|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An 18-year-old man dressed as a clown mugged a pedestrian, striking him 30 times in the back and neck with an iron bar.
There have more recent reports of Wasco Clown inspired sightings from as far away as Fishers, Indiana.
The subtext of the clown is that life is a joke and can be snatched away at any moment.
There is something about a clown that stays with people: the bright colors, their tendency to be demonstrative.
Wheeler and Smith formed a junction, and moved clown upon the abandoned post of Budhawal.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
He must have fallen asleep again, for, when he opened his eyes, there was the clown at the foot of his bed making a face.
It was a singular fact about the clown that the slightest check seemed to take away all his brilliancy.
As he looked back, he could see the clown galloping round the corner and hear his yell of discovery.
Breakfast was over at last, and the clown took Tommy's arm and walked upstairs to the first floor with him.