Meaning of “mime” in the English Dictionary

"mime" in British English

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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)

"mime" in American English

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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)