Definition of Clownery

1. n. Clownishness.



Definition of Clownery

1. Noun. The behaviour of a clown; clownishness, tomfoolery. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clownery

1. clownish behavior [n -ERIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clownery

clowders
clowlike
clown
clown about
clown anemone fish
clown around
clown car
clown cars
clown doctor
clown doctors
clown shoe
clown shoes
clownage
clowned
clowneries
clownery (current term)
clownfish
clownfishes
clowning
clownish
clownishly
clownishness
clownishnesses
clownlike
clownology
clowns
clows
cloxacillin
cloxacillin sodium
cloxacillins

Literary usage of Clownery

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1. The Jonson Allusion-Book: A Collection of Allusions to Ben Jonson from 1597-1700 by Jesse Franklin Bradley, Joseph Quincy Adams (1922)
"He tooke a catalogue from Mr. Lacy of the Yorkshire words—his hint to Tale of a Tub for the clownery. Ben Johnson had one eie lower than t'other, ..."

2. "Brief Lives" by John Aubrey, Andrew Clark (1898)
"He tooke a catalogue from Mr. Lacy of the Yorkshire words b —his hint to Tale of a Tub for the clownery. ... 'Twas his hint for clownery to his ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1907)
"by Tom S. Stribling; "The German Fairy Tale Contest," by Max Bratt; "Shakespeare's clownery," by Charles W. Hodell ; and "The Motherless Heroine," by Louise ..."

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