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Definition of "mimicry" []

  • The act, practice, or art of mimicking. (noun)
  • An instance of mimicking. (noun)
  • Biology The resemblance of one organism to another or to an object in its surroundings for concealment and protection from predators. (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.

Use "mimicry" in a sentence
  • "“Sleepy, sleepy,” she twittered in mimicry of drowsy birds."
  • "She paused for the phrase, then made a gesture in mimicry of his, that included the Big House and its treasures, and said, All this does not influence me a particle."
  • "They say that mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery …."