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mime

play
noun \ˈmīm also ˈmēm\

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 in a sentence

  1. an actor with a gift for mime

  2. a performance done in mime

  3. an actor who is a talented mime

Origin and Etymology of mime

Latin mimus, from Greek mimos


First Known Use: 1616


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mime

verb

Definition of mime

mimed

miming

  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

mimer

noun

Examples of mime in a sentence

  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


MIME Defined for English Language Learners

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mime

play
noun \ˈmīm also ˈmēm\

Definition of mime for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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mime

verb

Definition of mime for English Language Learners

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


MIME Defined for Kids

mime

play
noun \ˈmīm\

Definition of mime for Students

  1. 1 :  the art of showing a character or telling a story using body movements and gestures without words

  2. 2 :  a person who performs mime



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