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Definition 1: acting like a clown or buffoon - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for clowning in the sense of this definition

(clowning is a kind of ...) foolish or senseless behavior

(... is a kind of clowning ) (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning

"his shtik made us laugh"

Definition 2: a comic incident or series of incidents - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for clowning in the sense of this definition

(clowning is a kind of ...) verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)

"he became a figure of fun" "he said it in sport"

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