Thesaurus

mime

noun

Synonyms of mime

(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

Synonyms for mime

Words Related to mime

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

Synonyms for mime

Words Related to mime

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

Synonyms for mime

Words Related to mime

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about mime

Cite this Entry

“Mime.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mime. Accessed 20 January 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on mime

Dictionary: Definition of mime

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with mime

Spanish Central: Translation of mime

Nglish: Translation of mime for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of mime for Arabic Speakers

Comments on mime

What made you want to look up mime? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not to be intimidated or subdued

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!