[mok-uh-ree] /ˈmɒk ə ri/
noun, plural mockeries.
ridicule, contempt, or derision.
a derisive, imitative action or speech.
a subject or occasion of derision.
an imitation, especially of a ridiculous or unsatisfactory kind.
a pretense; travesty:
a mockery of justice.
something absurdly or offensively inadequate or unfitting.
noun (pl) -eries
ridicule, contempt, or derision
a derisive action or comment
an imitation or pretence, esp a derisive one
a person or thing that is mocked
a person, thing, or action that is inadequate or disappointing
early 15c., from Old French moquerie “sneering, mockery, sarcasm” (13c.), from moquer (see mock (v.)).
[mok-hi-roh-ik] /ˈmɒk hɪˈroʊ ɪk/ adjective 1. imitating or burlesquing that which is heroic, as in manner, character, or action: mock-heroic dignity. 2. of or relating to a form of satire in which trivial subjects, characters, and events are treated in the ceremonious manner and with the elevated language and elaborate devices characteristic of the heroic […]
[mok] /mɒk/ verb (used with object) 1. to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision. 2. to ridicule by mimicry of action or speech; mimic derisively. 3. to mimic, imitate, or counterfeit. 4. to challenge; defy: His actions mock convention. 5. to deceive, delude, or disappoint. verb (used without object) 6. to use ridicule […]
[mok-ing-burd] /ˈmɒk ɪŋˌbɜrd/ noun 1. any of several gray, black, and white songbirds of the genus Mimus, especially M. polyglottos, of the U.S. and Mexico, noted for their ability to mimic the songs of other birds. 2. any of various related or similar birds, as Melanotis caerulescens (blue mockingbird) of Mexico. /ˈmɒkɪŋˌbɜːd/ noun 1. (Austral) […]
hardware A sound and speech board for the Apple II computer, on sale in 1978. See also zxnrbl. (1997-03-18)