an imitation West Country accent used in drama
[muhm-uh-ree] /ˈmʌm ə ri/ noun, plural mummeries. 1. the performance of . 2. any performance, ceremony, etc., regarded as absurd, false, or ostentatious. /ˈmʌmərɪ/ noun (pl) -meries 1. a performance by mummers 2. hypocritical or ostentatious ceremony n. 1520s, “performance of mumming,” from Old French mommerie, from momer (see mummer). Transferred sense of “ridiculous ceremony […]
[muhm-i-chog] /ˈmʌm ɪˌtʃɒg/ noun, Coastal New England. 1. a silver and black killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus, found in fresh, brackish, and salt water along the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
[muhm] /mʌm/ verb (used without object), mummed, mumming. 1. to say “mum”; call for silence. 2. to act as a mummer. /mʌm/ noun 1. (mainly Brit) an informal word for mother1 /mʌm/ adjective 1. keeping information to oneself; silent noun 2. mum’s the word, silence or secrecy is to be observed /mʌm/ verb mums, mumming, […]
[muhm-ee] /ˈmʌm i/ noun, plural mummies. 1. the dead body of a human being or animal preserved by the ancient Egyptian process or some similar method of embalming. 2. a dead body dried and preserved by nature. 3. a withered or shrunken living being. 4. a dry, shriveled fruit, tuber, or other plant organ, resulting […]