[ klou-nuh-ree ]
/ ˈklaʊ nə ri /

noun, plural clown·er·ies for 2.

clownish behavior.
an instance of this.

Origin of clownery

First recorded in 1580–90; clown + -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for clownery

  • The clownery and pantaloonery of these pantomimes have clean passed out of my head.

    The Town|Leigh Hunt
  • As to his father's ignorance and clownery, 'twas as good metall in the oare which wants excoriating and refineing.