Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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.]
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).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||mimer - an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.