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Meaning of mime

mime

Pronunciation: (mīm, mēm), [key]
— n., v., mimed, mim•ing.
—n.
  1. the art or technique of portraying a character, mood, idea, or narration by gestures and bodily movements; pantomime.
  2. an actor who specializes in this art.
  3. an ancient Greek or Roman farce that depended for effect largely upon ludicrous actions and gestures.
  4. a player in such a farce.
  5. mimic (def. 4).
  6. a jester, clown, or comedian.
—v.t.
  1. to mimic.
  2. to act in mime.
—v.i.
  1. to play a part by mime or mimicry.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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