What does mummery mean?
Definitions for mummery
ˈmʌm ə rimum·me·ry
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word mummery.
meaningless ceremonies and flattery
merrymaking; the performance of a mummer
a ridiculous or ostentatious ceremony, especially of a religious nature
a showy but empty performance
Etymology: From momerie, mommerie.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Masking; frolick in masks; foolery.
Etymology: momerie, French.
Here mirth’s but mummery,
And sorrows only real be. Henry Wotton.
This open day-light doth not shew the masques and mummeries, and triumphs of the world, half so stately as candlelight. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 1.
Disdain’d the mummery of foreign strollers. Elijah Fenton.
masking; frolic in disguise; buffoonery
farcical show; hypocritical disguise and parade or ceremonies
Etymology: [F. momerie, of Dutch or German origin. See Mumm.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mummery is ranked #117480 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Mummery surname appeared 148 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mummery.
97.9% or 145 total occurrences were White.
The numerical value of mummery in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of mummery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of mummery in a Sentence
Across the page the numbers moved in grave morrice, in the mummery of their letters, wearing quaint caps of squares and cubes.
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Translations for mummery
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- momeriaCatalan, Valencian
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