Antonyms for mummer

Grammar : Noun
Spell : muhm-er
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmʌm ər

Definition of mummer

Origin :
  • "one who performs in a mumming, actor in a dumb show," early 15c., probably a fusion of Middle French momeur "mummer" (from Old French momer "mask oneself," from momon "mask") and Middle English mommen "to mutter, be silent," related to mum (interjection).
  • As in mimic : noun person who imitates
  • As in clown : noun joking person
Example sentences :
  • He had at hand a surer ladder to fame than the mummer's art.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • They ought at least, to give us a moorish dance, or some other mummer!
  • Extract from : « Notre-Dame de Paris » by Victor Hugo
  • But the mummer had gone so far as to assume the type of the Red Death.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Edgar Allan Poe » by Edgar Allan Poe
  • A steamer was bearing my lady-love into the presence of her mummer.
  • Extract from : « The Confession of a Fool » by August Strindberg
  • He was so much bigger than Mummer that it was hard to believe that they were own cousins.
  • Extract from : « The Burgess Bird Book for Children » by Thornton W. Burgess
  • Mummer's they shrunk so she couldn't wear 'em, and Jessy couldn't nuther.
  • Extract from : « By the Light of the Soul » by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • After some unholy admiration, she sent to speak to the mummer.
  • Extract from : « The Wits and Beaux of Society » by Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
  • If the simpleton believes, the mummer has won the game, but he has not simulated real foolishness; he has simulated navet.
  • Extract from : « Criminal Psychology » by Hans Gross
  • It is as though we caught Ajax masquerading as a mummer, or Aeschylus dressed up in cap and bells.
  • Extract from : « Suspended Judgments » by John Cowper Powys
  • I persuaded the head of our mummer troop to write out their play as it was handed down to him by his predecessors.
  • Extract from : « A Cotswold Village » by J. Arthur Gibbs

Synonyms for mummer

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