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English noun: mime

1. mime (person) an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression


Synonymsmimer, mummer, pantomimer, pantomimist


Broader (hypernym)actor, histrion, player, role player, thespian


Instance hyponymMarceau, Marcel Marceau

2. mime (act) a performance using gestures and body movements without words


Synonymsdumb show, pantomime


Broader (hypernym)acting, performing, playacting, playing


Narrower (hyponym)panto


English verb: mime

1. mime (creation) imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect


SamplesThe actor mimicked the President very accurately.


Synonymsmimic


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)copy, imitate, simulate

2. mime (creation) act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only


SamplesThe acting students mimed eating an apple.


Synonymspantomime


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)act, play, playact, roleplay









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