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mimenoun

uk   /maɪm/ us   /maɪm/

mimeverb [I or T]

uk   /maɪm/ us   /maɪm/
to act or tell a story in mime: The whole of the banquet scene 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 their songs. 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 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)
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