verb (used without object)
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Origin of clown
OTHER WORDS FROM clownclownish, adjectiveclown·ish·ly, adverbclown·ish·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for clown
My mom was obsessed with clowns and decorated our apartment full of them when I was growing up.
The clown had been silent for years, Benson swears, but when Christopher arrived in June, the clown perked up and found its wheezy laugh again.Someone out there wants to adopt your creepy toys. There’s a matchmaker for that.|Maureen O'Hagan|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
Between all the clowning, the show cycled through dozens and dozens of singers.'American Idol' Premiere Review: The Clown Show Is Back and We Love It|Kevin Fallon|January 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He told Mohammed that he was just there clowning and that Mo had a real shot and could have his spot.The Next Arab Idol: Palestine's Boy Wonder and Stereotype Buster|Maysoon Zayid|May 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But clowning is done out in the open air, where the winds of heaven blow about you!
With all these aids, some men work for years at clowning, and never become clowns.
The bears themselves perform their parts most decorously, without any horseplay or clowning.Practical Cinematography and Its Applications|Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
At every piece of clowning there was the same responsive gurgle of delight.Plays, Acting and Music|Arthur Symons
Like everything else in this busy world, clowning must be timely.