Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “mimic”

mimic

verb [T] uk   /ˈmɪm.ɪk/ (present participle mimicking, past tense and past participle mimicked) us  
to copy the way in which a particular person usually speaks and moves, usually in order to make people laugh: She was mimicking the various people in our office.

mimic

noun [C] uk   /ˈmɪm.ɪk/ us  
a person who can copy the sounds or movements of other people: She's a brilliant mimic.
mimicry
noun [U] uk   /-ɪ.kri/ us  
(Definition of mimic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of mimic?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “mimic” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bright spark

a person who is intelligent, and full of energy and enthusiasm

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More