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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Meaningless ceremonies and flattery.

Usage examples (36)
  • The horse looked about in the thick of the night, as the head of the horse peers out of the cloak, in Welsh mummery, at
  • It needed to be left in peace and quiet, not be stirred up to listen to what, in her increasing ire, the nurse termed mummery and flummery.
  • In this "mummery" the most successful spectacle was that presented by a group arranged in obvious ridicule of
  • The "mummery" consisted in slow, gliding motions, in whirlings about intended to be graceful, in slow liftings of the hands upward, and in the beating of the drums. for more
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