Definition of 'clown'
Example sentences containing 'clown'
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His work involved anything from subtly painted patterns to clowning about in a monkey suit. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is worlds away from the clowning around of his previous group. The Sun (2006)They resemble circus clowns more than footballers. The Sun (2015)Three of my favourite shows have been by mime or clowning acts. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But only if you look beyond three clowns messing about in their lorries. The Sun (2014)Great to have around but always clowning. The Sun (2009) Class clowns are fun to be around but have trouble taking things seriously. The Sun (2012)One of the great privileges of clowning in prisons is that it offers an escape route for prisoners that goes far beyond the prison walls. Fools Rush In - A Call to Christian Clowning (1993)And by the looks of things, there wasn't a great deal of clowning around going on between them. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'clown'
British English: clown /klaʊn/ NOUN
A clown is a performer who wears funny clothes and bright make-up, and does silly things to make people laugh.
- American English: clown
- Arabic: مُهَرِّج
- Brazilian Portuguese: palhaço
- Chinese: 小丑
- Croatian: klaun
- Czech: klaun
- Danish: klovn
- Dutch: clown
- European Spanish: payaso
- Finnish: klovni
- French: clown
- German: Clown
- Greek: κλόουν
- Italian: pagliaccio
- Japanese: ピエロ
- Korean: 어릿광대
- Norwegian: klovn
- Polish: klown
- European Portuguese: palhaço
- Romanian: clovn
- Russian: клоун
- Latin American Spanish: payaso
- Swedish: clown
- Thai: ตัวตลก
- Turkish: palyaço
- Ukrainian: клоун
- Vietnamese: chú hề
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