mime mime  /ˈmaɪm/


  1. (n) an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
  2. (n) a performance using gestures and body movements without words
  3. (v) imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect
  4. (v) act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only

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  1. To pay off debts left at the death of the world's most famous mime, his legacy is being sold off in Paris.
  2. The yummy Romijn-Stamos could start her own Las Vegas mime act: Blue Man Boobs.


  • Tomlin's in a talking mood

    June 22--Lily Tomlin's stint in mime lasted all of three weeks.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: HispanicBusiness.com


  1. Young explains, "I'm quite bad with words. I can't mime because I forget the lyrics and I start making them up. I have a problem singing first lines of songs and that's purely nerves. I've had to stop a couple times because I forgot my lyrics. I had...
    on May 12, 2009 By: Will Young Source: DotMusic.com

  2. "Sometimes when people don't have a line, they want to mime the line or communicate too much, but he was good at holding it all in," Ms. Faris said. "His silence was so much more intimidating, in a way, than other actors."
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris Source: New York Times

  3. "Even though we have a state 'folklorist,' I also have concern this will lead to calls for other similar positions," Pawlenty wrote in letter accompanying the veto. "We could also see requests for a state mime, interpretive dancer or potter."
    on May 31, 2005 By: Tim Pawlenty Source: Minnesota Public Radio

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