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mime

noun uk   /maɪm/ us  
[U] the act of using movements of your hands and body, and expressions on your face, without speech, to communicate emotions and actions or to tell a story: The first scene was performed in mime.Acting, rehearsing and performing [C] a short play without speechDrama and plays

mime

verb [I or T] uk   /maɪm/ us  
to act or tell a story in mime: The whole of the banquet scene is mimed.Acting, rehearsing and performing to pretend to sing, play, or say something without making any sound: Most of the bands that appear on the show just mime to a recording of their songs. He was miming something at me across the pub.Acting, rehearsing and performing
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