mime


1mime

noun \ˈmīm also ˈmēm\

: a form of entertainment in which a performer plays a character or tells a story without words by using body movements and facial expressions

: a performance done without speaking : a performance using mime

: a performer who uses mime

Full Definition of MIME

1
:  an ancient dramatic entertainment representing scenes from life usually in a ridiculous manner
2
a :  an actor in a mime
b :  one that practices mime
3
:  mimic 2
4
:  pantomime 3

Examples of MIME

  1. an actor with a gift for mime
  2. a performance done in mime
  3. an actor who is a talented mime

Origin of MIME

Latin mimus, from Greek mimos
First Known Use: 1616

2mime

verb

: to make the movements of someone who is doing (something) without actually doing it

mimedmim·ing

Full Definition of MIME

intransitive verb
:  to act a part with mimic gesture and action usually without words
transitive verb
1
:  mimic
2
:  to act out in the manner of a mime
mim·er noun

Examples of MIME

  1. He mimed playing a guitar.
  2. She mimed picking up the phone and dialing a number.

First Known Use of MIME

1728

MIME

abbreviation

Definition of MIME

multipurpose Internet mail extensions

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