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MIME

 (mīm)
n. Computers
A communications protocol that allows for the transmission of data in many forms, such as audio, binary, or video.

[M(ultipurpose) I(nternet) M(ail) E(xtensions).]

mime

 (mīm)
n.
1.
a. A form of ancient Greek and Roman theatrical entertainment in which familiar characters and situations were farcically portrayed on stage, often with coarse dialogue and ludicrous actions.
b. A performance of or dialogue for such an entertainment.
c. A performer in a mime.
2. A modern performer who specializes in comic mimicry.
3.
a. The art of portraying characters and acting out situations or a narrative by gestures and body movement without the use of words; pantomime.
b. A performance of pantomime.
c. An actor or actress skilled in pantomime.
v. mimed, mim·ing, mimes
v.tr.
1. To ridicule by imitation; mimic.
2. To act out with gestures and body movement.
v.intr.
1. To act as a mimic.
2. To portray characters and situations by gesture and body movement.

[Latin mīmus, from Greek mīmos.]

mim′er n.

mime

(maɪm)
n
1. (Theatre) 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. (Theatre) Also called: mime artist a performer specializing in such a technique, esp a comic actor
3. (Theatre) a dramatic presentation using such a technique
4. (Theatre) (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. (Music, other) (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]
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mime

(maɪm, mim)

n., v. mimed, mim•ing. n.
1. the art or technique of portraying a character, mood, idea, or narration by gestures and body movements; pantomime.
2. an actor who specializes in this art.
3.
a. (in ancient Greece and Rome) a farcical, often licentious type of popular drama.
b. a performer in such entertainment.
5. a jester, clown, or comedian.
v.t.
6. to mimic.
7. to act in mime.
v.i.
8. to play a part by mime or mimicry.
[1610–20; < Latin mīmus < Greek mîmos mime, akin to mīmeîsthai to imitate]
mim′er, n.

mime


Past participle: mimed
Gerund: miming

Imperative
mime
mime
Present
I mime
you mime
he/she/it mimes
we mime
you mime
they mime
Preterite
I mimed
you mimed
he/she/it mimed
we mimed
you mimed
they mimed
Present Continuous
I am miming
you are miming
he/she/it is miming
we are miming
you are miming
they are miming
Present Perfect
I have mimed
you have mimed
he/she/it has mimed
we have mimed
you have mimed
they have mimed
Past Continuous
I was miming
you were miming
he/she/it was miming
we were miming
you were miming
they were miming
Past Perfect
I had mimed
you had mimed
he/she/it had mimed
we had mimed
you had mimed
they had mimed
Future
I will mime
you will mime
he/she/it will mime
we will mime
you will mime
they will mime
Future Perfect
I will have mimed
you will have mimed
he/she/it will have mimed
we will have mimed
you will have mimed
they will have mimed
Future Continuous
I will be miming
you will be miming
he/she/it will be miming
we will be miming
you will be miming
they will be miming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been miming
you have been miming
he/she/it has been miming
we have been miming
you have been miming
they have been miming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been miming
you will have been miming
he/she/it will have been miming
we will have been miming
you will have been miming
they will have been miming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been miming
you had been miming
he/she/it had been miming
we had been miming
you had been miming
they had been miming
Conditional
I would mime
you would mime
he/she/it would mime
we would mime
you would mime
they would mime
Past Conditional
I would have mimed
you would have mimed
he/she/it would have mimed
we would have mimed
you would have mimed
they would have mimed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mime - an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expressionmime - an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
actor, histrion, thespian, role player, player - a theatrical performer
2.mime - a performance using gestures and body movements without wordsmime - a performance using gestures and body movements without words
acting, performing, playacting, playing - the performance of a part or role in a drama
panto - an abbreviation of pantomime
Verb1.mime - imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect; "The actor mimicked the President very accurately"
imitate, simulate, copy - reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
2.mime - act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only; "The acting students mimed eating an apple"
playact, roleplay, act, play - perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"

mime

noun
1. dumb show, gesture, pantomime, mummery Students presented a mime and a puppet show
verb
1. act out, represent, gesture, simulate, pantomime She mimed getting up in the morning.

mime

noun
A performer skilled at copying the manner or expression of another:
Translations
تَمثيل إيمائيتَمْثيليَّه إيمائِيَّهمُمَثِّل إيمائييُمَثِّل إيمائِيا
mimpantomimavyjádřit beze slov
mimemimikerpantomime
mímelpantomimszínész
látbragîsleikarilátbragîsleikurleika í látbragîsleik
išreikšti judesiais ir mimikamimaspantomimapantomimikavaidinti pantomimoje
izrādīt ar žestiem, mīmikumīmspantomīmatēlot pantomīmā
mímvyjadriť bez slov
izraziti z gibipantomimapantomimik
pandomimpandomimcipndomim yapmak

mime

[maɪm]
A. N (= acting) → mimo m, mímica f; (= play) → teatro m de mimo; (= actor) → mimo mf
B. VTimitar, remedar
C. VI (= act) → hacer mímica
to mime to a songcantar una canción haciendo playback
D. CPD mime artist Nmimo mf

mime

[ˈmaɪm]
nmime m
vt
[+ action] → mimer
to mime doing sth → mimer l'action de faire qch
I asked her to mime getting up in the morning → Je lui ai demandé de mimer l'action de se lever le matin.
[+ song] → jouer en play-back
In concerts, the group mime all their songs → En concert, le groupe joue toutes ses chansons en play-back.
viexécuter une pantomime
to mime to sth
The waiters mime to records playing on the jukebox → Les garçons exécutaient une pantomime au son des disques qui passaient sur le jukebox.mime artist nmime mf

mime

n (= acting)Pantomime f; (= actor)Pantomime m, → Pantomimin f; (= ancient play, actor)Mimus m; the art of mimedie Pantomimik, die Kunst der Pantomime; to do a mimeeine Pantomime darstellen

mime

[maɪm]
1. n (play) → mimo; (skill, gestures) → mimica; (actor) → mimo/a
2. vt & vimimare

mime

(maim) noun
1. the art of using movement to perform the function of speech, especially in drama. She is studying mime.
2. a play in which no words are spoken and the actions tell the story. The children performed a mime.
3. an actor in such a play; someone who practises this art. Marcel Marceau is a famous mime.
verb
to act, eg in such a play, using movements rather than words. He mimed his love for her by holding his hands over his heart.
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Continuing his attack on mimers, Mr Nicholls said: "Yes, Katherine Jenkins did mime on a programme broadcast by S4C when I worked for them as contents editor, and I did state that in an e-mail to a viewer who believed she was not singing live.
AnywAy, folks, from Chilean miners to X-Factor mimers.