mumming mumming

Definition(s):

  1. (n) of China
  2. (n) informal terms for a mother
  3. (n) secrecy
  4. (adj) failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. His accent is good, his mumming of characteristic meticulousness.
  2. Critics found the show still convincing but missed the deft mumming, of the original troupe.
  3. The rest of the mumming, plus a nonadult script, result in a play which is of no more im portance than the over-stuffed situation with which it is concerned.
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