mummery


mum·mery

noun \ˈmə-mə-rē\
plural mum·mer·ies

Definition of MUMMERY

1
:  a performance by mummers
2
:  a ridiculous, hypocritical, or pretentious ceremony or performance

Origin of MUMMERY

Middle French momerie, from momer
First Known Use: circa 1530

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

Rhymes with MUMMERY

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