mime - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “mime”

See all translations


noun [C/U]  us   /mɑɪm/
the art of acting without speech, or a person who is skilled at performing this art, esp. in a theater: [U] In the game of charades, you have to convey the title of a movie or book through mime.


verb [I/T]  us   /mɑɪm/
to use actions without speech to communicate something, or to pretend to speak by moving your lips but without making any sound: [I] The illusion of live music was created by singers miming to their records.
(Definition of mime from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of mime?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “mime” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lateral thinking

a way of solving a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected methods

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More