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mime

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 an actor in a story performed silently and entirely by body movements
  • that annoying mime on the sidewalk is pretending to be in an invisible box again

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2 a movement of the body or limbs that expresses or emphasizes an idea or feeling
  • the speech-impaired patient had to convey his wishes with mime or scribbled notes

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mime

verb

Synonyms of mime (Entry 2 of 2)

to use (someone or something) as the model for one's speech, mannerisms, or behavior
  • as a joke, Eric knelt by the dinner table and began miming a dog begging for food

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The first known use of mime was in 1616

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“Mime.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mime. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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