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mime

noun \ ˈmīm also ˈmēm \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

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 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

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Origin and Etymology of mime

Latin mimus, from Greek mimos

mime Synonyms


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mime

verb

Definition of mime

mimed; miming
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

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.

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First Known Use of mime

1728


MIME

abbreviation

Definition of MIME

multipurpose Internet mail extensions

MIME Defined for English Language Learners

mime

noun

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


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

noun \ ˈmīm \

Definition of mime for Students

1 :the art of showing a character or telling a story using body movements and gestures without words
2 :a person who performs mime


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