Meaning of mummery

mum•mer•y

Pronunciation: (mum'u-rē), [key]
— pl. -mer•ies.
  1. the performance of mummers.
  2. any performance, ceremony, etc., regarded as absurd, false, or ostentatious.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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