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A non-event is an anticipated or highly publicized event that either does not occur or turns out to be anticlimactic, boring, or a hoax. Non-events tends to be disappointing because they are often hyped prior to their occurrence.

Direct quotes from Merriam-Webster: "an expected event that fails to take place or to satisfy expectations" or "an often highly publicized event of little intrinsic interest or significance"[1]

Notable non-events include:

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  1. ^ "Nonevent - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary". 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2014-02-27.