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mime

mime

 
pronunciation:
maIm
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the art or practice of telling a story or acting out a dramatic or comical scene by means of hand and body movements rather than speaking; pantomime.
synonyms:
pantomime
similar words:
dumb show
definition 2: an actor who practices this art.
synonyms:
mimic, pantomime
similar words:
actor, clown, impersonator, mummer
definition 3: a performance of mime.
synonyms:
pantomime
similar words:
dumb show
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mimed, mimes, miming
definition 1: to act or portray with hand and body gestures only.
The actor mimed the movements of a lion stalking his prey.
synonyms:
imitate, pantomime
similar words:
act, enact, perform, play
definition 2: to imitate the movements and speech of; mimic.
synonyms:
ape, mimic
similar words:
caricature, copy, impersonate, mock, parody, parrot
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to mimic, esp. with body gestures rather than words.
synonyms:
pantomime
derivation: mimer (n.)
Word Parts
The word mime contains the following part:
mim Latin root that means copy, imitate
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