I do this thing where I hold my breath and turn my face red right before I run across stage to mime throwing up in the trash can.
Four years from now, I expect to see the presidential debates conducted entirely in mime.
So the mime fell to planning how he could get the gold into his own hands.
He looked long and curiously at the mime and could read his heart.
The drama of Siegfried opens in the cavern of mime, in the forest "far to the east" to which Sieglinde had fled.
Siegfried must do this and the mime should profit by it, and afterward kill Siegfried.
In spite of repeated disappointments, however, mime the Nibelung works on.
"Now we have arrived where the Dragon lives," the mime said to Siegfried.
"Well, at least thou art weary, so drink of this and rest a while," and the mime drew forth his bottled broth.
Thus the mime was slain, as Wotan had said, by one who knew no fear.
c.1600, "a buffoon who practices gesticulations" [Johnson], from French mime (16c.) and directly from Latin mimus, from Greek mimos "imitator, mimic, actor, mime, buffoon," of unknown origin. In reference to a performance, 1640s in a classical context; 1932 as "a pantomime."
1610s, "to act without words," from mime (n.). The transferred sense of "to imitate" is from 1733 (Greek mimeisthai meant "to imitate"). Meaning "to pretend to be singing a pre-recorded song" is from 1965. Related: mimed; miming.