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Definition 1: a performance using gestures and body movements without words - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for mime in the sense of this definition

(mime is a kind of ...) the performance of a part or role in a drama

(... is a kind of mime ) an abbreviation of pantomime

Definition 2: an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for mime in the sense of this definition

(mime is a kind of ...) a theatrical performer

(... is an instance of mime) French mime famous for his sad-faced clown (born in 1923)

Definition 3: act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only - [verb of creation]

Samples where mime or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The acting students mimed eating an apple

Synonyms for mime in the sense of this definition

(mime is a kind of ...) perform on a stage or theater

"She acts in this play" "He acted in `Julius Caesar'" "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"

Definition 4: imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect - [verb of creation]

Samples where mime or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The actor mimicked the President very accurately

Synonyms for mime in the sense of this definition

(mime is a kind of ...) reproduce someone's behavior or looks

"The mime imitated the passers-by" "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"

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