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clown

clown

 
pronunciation:
klaUn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an actor who wears odd clothes and makeup to make people laugh. Clowns act out jokes and do tricks in circuses, at parties, and at other events.
 
similar words:
fool, jester, pantomime
definition 2: a person who acts in a silly manner.
The class clown is often in trouble with the teacher.
similar words:
comic
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: clowned, clowning, clowns
definition: to act as a clown or to try to get attention by acting silly (sometimes followed by "around").
Stop clowning around and get back to work.
synonyms:
jest, joke
similar words:
fool, kid
derivations: clownish (adj.), clownishly (adv.), clownishness (n.)
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