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synonyms for clowning

  • amusing
  • blithe
  • bubbly
  • cheerful
  • comical
  • frolicsome
  • funny
  • gamesome
  • gay
  • humorous
  • jaunty
  • jesting
  • jocular
  • jocund
  • joking
  • jolly
  • joyous
  • kittenish
  • lighthearted
  • lively
  • merry
  • mirthful
  • snappy
  • spirited
  • teasing
  • whimsical
  • witty
  • celebration
  • distraction
  • enjoyment
  • joke
  • joy
  • laughter
  • pastime
  • pleasure
  • sport
  • absurdity
  • ball
  • blast
  • buffoonery
  • cheer
  • diversion
  • entertainment
  • escapade
  • festivity
  • foolery
  • frolic
  • gaiety
  • gambol
  • game
  • grins
  • holiday
  • horseplay
  • jocularity
  • jollity
  • junketing
  • merriment
  • merrymaking
  • mirth
  • nonsense
  • picnic
  • playfulness
  • recreation
  • rejoicing
  • relaxation
  • riot
  • romp
  • solace
  • tomfoolery
  • treat
  • whoopee
  • big-time
  • good time
  • high jinks
  • jesting
  • joking
  • living it up
  • romping
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How to use clowning in a sentence

I wasn’t a class clown, because I was like, “This is going to get me in trouble.”
DULCÉ SLOAN ON WHERE SHE GETS HER FUNNY FROMJOSHUA EFERIGHEFEBRUARY 9, 2021OZY
My mom was obsessed with clowns and decorated our apartment full of them when I was growing up.
HOW TO SUCK LESS AT … BEING FUNNY IN THE NUDEEUGENE ROBINSONNOVEMBER 18, 2020OZY
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'HAGANOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The crowded theatre was wholly relieved, itself again, in a succeeding passage of trivial clowning.
CYTHEREAJOSEPH HERGESHEIMER
The bears themselves perform their parts most decorously, without any horseplay or clowning.
PRACTICAL CINEMATOGRAPHY AND ITS APPLICATIONSFREDERICK ARTHUR AMBROSE TALBOT
This was a bit of his clowning humor, a purely manufactured and as it were mechanical joke or ebullience of soul.
TWELVE MENTHEODORE DREISER
The tall, peaked hat was a great aid to the clown in my early days of clowning.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CLOWNISAAC FREDERICK MARCOSSON
To be a successful clown you had also to be a good pantomimist, because all clowning is really based on the pantomime.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CLOWNISAAC FREDERICK MARCOSSON
Clowning reached a golden age which passed away, never to return again.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CLOWNISAAC FREDERICK MARCOSSON
With all these aids, some men work for years at clowning, and never become clowns.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CLOWNISAAC FREDERICK MARCOSSON
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WORDS RELATED TO CLOWNING

  • clowning
  • comedy
  • comicality
  • comicalness
  • drollery
  • drollness
  • farce
  • farcicalness
  • funniness
  • humorousness
  • jest
  • jesting
  • jocoseness
  • jocosity
  • jocularity
  • ludicrousness
  • waggishness
  • wit
  • witticism
  • wittiness
  • zaniness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.