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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.
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
1. To ridicule by imitation; mimic.
2. To act out with gestures and body movement.
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.


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).]
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Noun1.mimer - an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expressionmimer - an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
actor, histrion, thespian, role player, player - a theatrical performer
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