Definition of Mummer

1. Noun. An actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression.

Exact synonyms: Mime, Mimer, Pantomimer, Pantomimist
Generic synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Player, Role Player, Thespian
Specialized synonyms: Marceau, Marcel Marceau
Derivative terms: Mime, Mime, Pantomime, Pantomime, Pantomime



Definition of Mummer

1. n. One who mumms, or makes diversion in disguise; a masker; a buffon.

Definition of Mummer

1. Noun. A person who dons a disguising costume, as for a parade or a festival. ¹

2. Noun. An actor in a pantomime; one who communicates entirely through gesture and facial expression. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mummer

1. one that mums [n -S] - See also: mums

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mummer

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Literary usage of Mummer

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1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1915)
"I stuttered in my excitement, breaking in upon Mrs. mummer as she finished Bee's letter. ... T is well I 'took time by the forelock,' as mummer says, ..."

2. Travels in Egypt, Arabia Petræa, and the Holy Land by Stephen Olin (1860)
"Impious mummer- es.•—Another Scene.—-The Holy Fire.— Protestant Worship. — A memorable Sacrament on Mount Zion.—My first Walk to the Mount of Olives. ..."

3. The Book of Modern British Verse by William Stanley Braithwaite (1919)
"The mummer Anna Wickham STRICT I walk my ordered way- Through the strait and duteous day; The hours are nuns that summon me To offices of ..."

4. Masques and Mummers: Essays on the Theatre of Here and Now by Charles Frederic Nirdlinger (1899)
"... The Passing of the mummer-Isis I HAVE an actor-friend whose opinions on matters pertaining to the theatre I value immensely—because they are always ..."

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