Definition of Clowneries
1. clownery [n] - See also: clownery
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clowneries
Literary usage of Clowneries
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Chief Elizabethan Dramatists, Excluding Shakespeare by William Allan Neilson (1911)
"Her Court approves it, that 's a Court indeed, Not mixt with clowneries us'd in common But, as Courts should be, th' abstracts of their houses, ..."
2. A History of German Literature by Calvin Thomas (1909)
"As horseplay and clowneries abounded in the action, so the verse is generally crude, the language commonplace, the humour coarse and often indecent. ..."
3. Lectures on Subjects Connected with Literature and Life by Edwin Percy Whipple (1859)
"... and also with what Sterling calls the " trivial and the bombastic, the drivelling, squinting, sprawling clowneries of nature, with her worn out ..."
4. Shakespeare in France Under the Ancien Régime by Jean Jules Jusserand (1899)
"Rules and liberties : Jodelle, Gamier, Grevin ... ... ... 35 English players in Paris—They perform at the Hotel de Bourgogne, 1598—Clowneries and ..."