Definition of happening noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    happening

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈhæpənɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæpənɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[usually plural] an event; something that happens, often something unusual There have been strange happenings here lately. The momentous happenings of the past few weeks had left her feeling exhausted.
  2. 2an artistic performance or event that is not planned
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: happening