clownery


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clown•er•y

(ˈklaʊ nə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. clownish behavior.
2. an instance of this.
[1580–90]
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And this the 47-year-old, with the comedic mime skills of Mr Bean, achieved with aplomb, deploying his grounding at circus school with a series of sleight-of-hand manoeuvres, eye-catching clownery and theatrical prop use, as he played out the much-loved story.
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It sounds banal, but in Tommy's hands it was classic clownery.
My secret imagination grew in the direction of clownery and fairy tale.