Pronunciation: (mīm, mēm), [key]
—n., v., mimed, mim•ing.
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.
1. to mimic.
2. to act in mime.
to play a part by mime or mimicry.
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