mummies

Mummies are bodies that have been preserved by being buried in dry sand or clay. The sand or clay helps to preserve the body and keep it from decomposing.

  • The mummies were found in a tomb that was buried under the sand.

  • The mummies were found in a tomb that was buried under the mud.

Definition of mummies

noun

informal terms for a mother

Synonyms:

ma, mama, mamma, mammy, mom, momma, mommy, mum

noun

a body embalmed and dried and wrapped for burial (as in ancient Egypt)

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Example Sentences for mummies

  • 1

    The mummy was removed and incinerated.

  • 2

    The radiation awakens the mummy.

  • 3

    The mask of the male mummy is gilded.

  • 4

    The plot is similar to that of The Mummy 2.

  • 5

    Then the mummy was buried and the tomb sealed.

  • 6

    He orders the mummy to kidnap the woman.

  • 7

    Did the mummy exist before the trip

  • 8

    The mummy is removed and burnt by the Royal Anthropological Institute.

  • 9

    The sad, wistful gaze is typical of mummy portraits.

  • 10

    This was the only mummy to reach the Smithsonian from the site.