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 for clowning
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  clowning \clowning\ n.
     1. acting like a clown or buffoon.
     Syn: buffoonery, frivolity, harlequinade, prank.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     2. a comic incident or series of incidents.
     Syn: drollery, comedy, funniness.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: acting like a clown or buffoon [syn: buffoonery,
           clowning, japery, frivolity, harlequinade, prank]
      2: a comic incident or series of incidents [syn: drollery,
         clowning, comedy, funniness]

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