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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.


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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)act, play, playact, roleplay

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