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mime Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimist; pantomimer; mummer; mimer.
  2. noun a performance using gestures and body movements without words
    dumb show; pantomime.
  3. verb imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect
    • The actor mimicked the President very accurately
  4. verb act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only
    • The acting students mimed eating an apple

Mime noun
L. mimus, Gr. , akin to to imitate, to mimic: cf. F. mime. Cf. Mimosa.
  1. A kind of drama in which real persons and events were generally represented in a ridiculous manner.
  2. An actor in such representations.
Mime intransitive verb
  1. To mimic. Obs. -- Mim"er n.

Webster 1913

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