mime

[mahym, meem]
noun
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.
verb (used with object), mimed, miming.
7.
to mimic.
8.
to act in mime.
verb (used without object), mimed, miming.
9.
to play a part by mime or mimicry.

Origin:
1610–20; < Latin mīmus < Greek mîmos imitator, mime, akin to mīmeîsthai to copy, imitate

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mime (maɪm)
 
n
1.  the theatrical technique of expressing an idea or mood or portraying a character entirely by gesture and bodily movement without the use of words
2.  Also called: mime artist a performer specializing in such a technique, esp a comic actor
3.  a dramatic presentation using such a technique
4.  in the classical theatre
 a.  a comic performance depending for effect largely on exaggerated gesture and physical action
 b.  an actor in such a performance
 
vb
5.  to express (an idea) in actions or gestures without speech
6.  (of singers or musicians) to perform as if singing (a song) or playing (a piece of music) that is actually prerecorded
 
[Old English mīma, from Latin mīmus mimic actor, from Greek mimos imitator]
 
'mimer
 
n

MIME
 
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mime
"a buffoon who practices gesticulations" [Johnson], c.1600, from Fr. mime, from L. mimus, from Gk. mimos "imitator, actor, buffoon," of unknown origin. The verb meaning "to act without words" is from 1610s; the transferred sense of "to imitate" is from 1733 (Gk. mimeisthai meant "to imitate"). Related:
mimed; miming.
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Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
MIME
multipurpose Internet mail extensions
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Example sentences
Most of the solos were introduced by each dancer explaining the gestures of the mime used in the storytelling.
For example, the ex-smoker might mime putting out a cigarette in an ashtray to his right, even as he looked to the left.
Also in the sense that many of the figures who mime the chorus wear no clothes.
Bush employs elaborate theatrical techniques borrowed from mime and modern dance to frame her ethereal pop operas.
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