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[muhm-uh-ree] /ˈmʌm ə ri/

noun, plural mummeries.
the performance of .
any performance, ceremony, etc., regarded as absurd, false, or ostentatious.
noun (pl) -meries
a performance by mummers
hypocritical or ostentatious ceremony

1520s, “performance of mumming,” from Old French mommerie, from momer (see mummer). Transferred sense of “ridiculous ceremony or ritual” is from 1540s.


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