Definition of Mummeries

1. Noun. (plural of mummery) ¹



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Definition of Mummeries

1. mummery [n] - See also: mummery

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mummeries

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mumblety peg
mumbletypeg
mumbling
mumblingly
mumblings
mumbly
mumbo-jumbo
mumchance
mumification necrosis
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mummed
mummeite
mummer
mummeries (current term)
mummers
mummery
mummia
mummias
mummichog
mummichogs
mummied
mummies
mummification
mummification necrosis
mummifications
mummified
mummified pulp
mummifies

Literary usage of Mummeries

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1. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"To quote Lord Lytton, ' The political designs of his gorgeous and ' august philosophy, only for awhile successful, left behind ' them but the mummeries of ..."

2. The History of Hampton Court Palace by Ernest Philip Alphonse Law (1890)
"... Great Gate-house—His Banquets to Henry VIII. and Katharine of Arragon, and to the Ambassadors—Masques, and mummeries, and Balls—He visits Esher Place. ..."

3. History of Roman Literature from Its Earliest Period to the Augustan Age by John Colin Dunlop (1827)
"Epicharmus, retained in the same elegant court, was the first who rejected, on the stage, the ancient mummeries of the satires, and composed dramas on that ..."

4. Annals of Southern Methodism by Charles Force Deems (1856)
"... to the fabulous legends of the priesthood, but scout them as absurd and childish, fit only to mingle with the unmeaning mummeries of their worship. ..."

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