something that happens; occurrence; event.
an unconventional dramatic or artistically orchestrated performance, often a series of discontinuous events involving audience participation.
any event considered worthwhile, unusual, or interesting.
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How to use happening in a sentence
It introduces séances, new furniture, a paranormal investigator career path and chaotic ghostly happenings within haunted residential homes.I recreated ‘Phasmophobia’ in ‘The Sims 4’ with the game’s new paranormal pack | Elise Favis | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
It could only become a permanent part of your genome if it were a DNA molecule instead of an RNA molecule—and even the chances of that happening would be chemically remote.Vaccines Are the Safest Medical Procedure We Have. Make Your Wager Wisely - Facts So Romantic | Stuart Firestein | December 29, 2020 | Nautilus
Also loosely moored to real life happenings, his acclaimed “Exit Strategy” follows the final desperate days of a condemned Chicago public school.Studio’s new audio play has nothing to do with holidays | Patrick Folliard | December 11, 2020 | Washington Blade
Every breach in temperature control degrades the vaccine, and every time the vaccine moves, the chances of this happening increase, so health officials need to plan carefully to ensure the absolute minimum amount of movement.Why staying cold is so important to a Covid-19 vaccine | Umair Irfan | December 11, 2020 | Vox
Striking, emotionally resonant events tend to dominate our thinking more than abstract happenings.Humanity is stuck in short-term thinking. Here’s how we escape. | Katie McLean | October 21, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Tales still swirl about the strange forest ruins and mysterious happenings that have occurred around Gedi.Kenya Has Its Own Machu Picchu—the Lost Town of Gedi | Nina Strochlic | September 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The stage manager is a rubber-clad domme and there are various S&M happenings through the night.Inside London's Underground Burlesque and Fetish Scene | Liza Foreman | August 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
More recently, he investigated the strange happenings at the temporary field office of Los Angeles city councilman Jose Huizar.
“A strange and powerful landscape summons strange and powerful happenings,” he writes.Faulkner of Oil Country: Rick Bass Talks New Novel | Jane Ciabattari | August 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
One of those small happenings where the elephant and the human worlds meet ….
Taking his stand at the end of the desk, he made MacRae reiterate in detail the grim happenings of that night.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
She longed to have her daughter to herself, and to discuss with her not only the happenings of the past but plans for the future.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
Here she related the many happenings of the day and in turn received instruction and advice from the one who held her confidence.The value of a praying mother | Isabel C. Byrum
It was thought undesirable to interview any of the children involved in recent happenings.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents | Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
Recent New Zealand happenings might be taken to indicate a similar increase in this country.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents | Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
British Dictionary definitions for happening
an occurrence; event
an improvised or spontaneous display or performance consisting of bizarre and haphazard events
informal fashionable and up-to-the-minute
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