Complete Definition of "clown"

see|Clown
English

Pronunciation
AHD|kloun, IPA|/klaʊn/, SAMPA|/klaUn/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aʊn|-aʊn

Noun
Image:Clown.JPG|thumb|right|150px|clown
en-noun

  1. A performance artist often associated with a circus and typically characterised by bright, oversized clothing, a red nose, face paint, and a brightly colored wig and who performs slapstick.
  2. A person who acts in a silly fashion.
  3. (modern mythology) A monster resembling a circus clown.

#:In w:Stephen King|Stephen King's book It, and in the movie "Killer Klowns from Outer Space", clowns terrorize small towns.

Synonyms
i-c|performance artist working in a circus
i-c|person who acts in a silly fashion buffoon, fool
i-c|monster

Translations

trans-top|performance artist working in a circus
Chinese: 小丑
Croatian: klaun
Czech: klaun m
Dutch: De clown
French: clown#French|clown m
German: Clown m
Greek: κλόουν (clown) m, παλιάτσος (paliatsos) m, γελωτοποιός (yelotopios) m
Hebrew: ליצן (leitzan) m, ליצנית (leitzanyt) f
Ido: klauno
Italian: pagliaccio m
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Japanese: JAchar|道化師 (dōkeshi), ピエロ (piero)
Korean: 어릿광대
Norwegian: klovn
Portuguese: palhaço m
Russian: клоун
Slovene: klovn m, klovnesa f
Spanish: payaso m, payasa f
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trans-top|person acting in a silly fashion
French: bouffon m
German: Trottel m
Greek: παλιάτσος (paliatsos) m, τζουτζές (tzutzes) m, καραγκιόζης (karagiozis) m
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Italian: buffone m
Japanese: JAchar|道化 (dōke)
Slovene: klovn m
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trans-top|monster resembling a circus clown
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Intransitive verb
rfc-trverb|Intransitive verb
en-verb

  1. (also clown about (British) or clown around) To act in a silly fashion.

Derived terms
clownfish
clownish

See also
coulrophobia
jester
jackpudding


French

Pronunciation
w:IPA|IPA: /klun/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /klun/

Noun
clown m (plural clowns)

  1. clown

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