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mime

play
noun \ˈmīm also ˈmēm\

Simple Definition of mime

  • : 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. 1 :  an ancient dramatic entertainment representing scenes from life usually in a ridiculous manner

  2. 2 a :  an actor in a mime b :  one that practices mime

  3. 3 :  mimic 2

  4. 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


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mime

verb

Simple Definition of mime

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

Full Definition of mime

mimedmim·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to act a part with mimic gesture and action usually without words

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  mimic

  5. 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.



1728

First Known Use of mime

1728


MIME

abbreviation

Definition of MIME

  1. multipurpose Internet mail extensions





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