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MIME

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mime mean? 

MIME (noun)
  The noun MIME has 2 senses:

1. an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
2. a performance using gestures and body movements without words

  Familiarity information: MIME used as a noun is rare.


MIME (verb)
  The verb MIME has 2 senses:

1. imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect
2. act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only

  Familiarity information: MIME used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MIME (noun)


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Meaning:

An actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

pantomimist; pantomimer; mummer; mimer; mime

Hypernyms ("mime" is a kind of...):

actor; histrion; player; role player; thespian (a theatrical performer)

Instance hyponyms:

Marceau; Marcel Marceau (French mime famous for his sad-faced clown (born in 1923))


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Meaning:

A performance using gestures and body movements without words

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

dumb show; pantomime; mime

Hypernyms ("mime" is a kind of...):

acting; performing; playacting; playing (the performance of a part or role in a drama)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mime"):

panto (an abbreviation of pantomime)


MIME (verb)


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Meaning:

Imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

mime; mimic

Context example:

The actor mimicked the President very accurately

Hypernyms (to "mime" is one way to...):

copy; imitate; simulate (reproduce someone's behavior or looks)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2mime [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

pantomime; mime

Context example:

The acting students mimed eating an apple

Hypernyms (to "mime" is one way to...):

act; play; playact; roleplay (perform on a stage or theater)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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