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Definition of "mime" []

  • A form of ancient Greek and Roman theatrical entertainment in which familiar characters and situations were farcically portrayed on stage, often with coarse dialogue and ludicrous actions. (noun)
  • A performance of or dialogue for such an entertainment. (noun)
  • A performer in a mime. (noun)
  • A modern performer who specializes in comic mimicry. (noun)
  • The art of portraying characters and acting out situations or a narrative by gestures and body movement without the use of words; pantomime. (noun)
  • The theatrical technique of expressing an idea or mood or portraying a character entirely by gesture and bodily movement without the use of words (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A performer specializing in such a technique, esp a comic actor (noun)
  • A dramatic presentation using such a technique (noun)
  • A comic performance depending for effect largely on exaggerated gesture and physical action (noun)
  • An actor in such a performance (noun)
  • To express (an idea) in actions or gestures without speech (verb)
  • (of singers or musicians) to perform as if singing (a song) or playing (a piece of music) that is actually prerecorded (verb)

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Use "mime" in a sentence
  • "I support any mime related violence so long as the mime is being injured."
  • "Hoodathunk (sponsored by the Church of Holy Beer) says: actually, I meant to say ‘A mime is a terrible thing to face’."
  • "For a while, Crazy Eddie sponsored the movies and one year, the announcer did a commercial in mime, wearing a Godzilla mask and claws."