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mimenoun

uk   us   /maɪm/
[U] the ​act of using ​movements of ​yourhands and ​body, and ​expressions on ​yourface, without ​speech, to ​communicateemotions and ​actions or to ​tell a ​story: The first ​scene was ​performed in mime. [C] a ​shortplay without ​speech

mimeverb [I or T]

uk   us   /maɪm/
to ​act or ​tell a ​story in mime: The ​whole of the ​banquetscene is mimed. 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 ​theirsongs. He was miming something at me ​across the ​room.
(Definition of mime from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mimenoun [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.

mimeverb [I/T]

 us   /mɑɪm/
to use ​actions without ​speech to ​communicate something, or to ​pretend to ​speak by ​movingyourlips but without making any ​sound: [I] The ​illusion of ​livemusic was ​created by ​singers miming to ​theirrecords.
(Definition of mime from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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