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
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
She placed Christopher next to an old clown doll with a broken laugh button.Someone out there wants to adopt your creepy toys. There’s a matchmaker for that.|Maureen O'Hagan|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
The presidential election is a real brain-drain, a clown car, a soul-sucking oxygen fire that struts and frets its hour upon the stage.
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.
The clown, by boisterous and often indecorous jest, raises peals of merriment.A Civil Servant in Burma|Herbert Thirkel White
But Southwark ought to have sufficed to satisfy the ambition of a clown.The Man Who Laughs|Victor Hugo
Many exciting adventures were happening there behind the screen to the little yellow-gowned girl and the clown in satin.Little Jeanne of France|Madeline Brandeis
This news was so unexpected, so startling that for a moment the clown was dumb; and now his surprise was genuine.File No. 113|Emile Gaboriau
But the two little girls were crying bitterly in one another's arms, and Barbara turned on the clown with tremendous indignation.The Talking Horse|F. Anstey