mimicry mimicry  /ˈmɪ mɪ kri/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of mimicking; imitative behavior
  2. (n) the resemblance of an animal species to another species or to natural objects; provides concealment and protection from predators

Usage(s):

  1. One theory is that mimicry somehow promotes safety in groups of animals by binding them together that mimicry is a kind of social glue.
  2. My friends tell me that Colbert's mimicry of the narcissistic, preening, puffed-up personalities who inhabit TV news these days is spot on.
  3. Japanese pop music was often a form of superior mimicry.

News

  1. Watch Naomi Watts as Princess Diana in New Movie Trailer

    In the new biopic “Diana,” Oscar-nominee Naomi Watts plays Princess Diana, a role she has said was “the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” “I don’t want to get caught up in mimicry – that’s the worst thing,” she told Manhattan magazine last year. “I was...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ABC News Blogs via Yahoo! News

  2. Watch Naomi Watts as Princess Diana

    In the new biopic “Diana,” Oscar-nominee Naomi Watts plays Princess Diana, a role she has said was “the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” “I don’t want to get caught up in mimicry – that’s the worst thing,” she told Manhattan magazine last year. “I was...        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC News

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Quotes

  1. "How curious that a mob fond of likening President Obama to Hitler knows so little about history that it doesn't recognize its own small-scale mimicry of Kristallnacht," Frank Rich wrote in The New York Times.
    on Mar 30, 2010 By: Colbert I. King Source: Detroit Metro Times

  2. Oscar Wilde said,"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
    on Mar 2, 2010 By: Oscar Wilde Source: The Buchtelite

  3. "It's more just mimicry really," explained Roth. "I would try and pin down exactly what he wanted me to say. How much of a piece of poetry? Then we would go and get someone who spoke that language, not somebody who is genuinely a teacher, but...
    on Dec 11, 2007 By: Tim Roth Source: CanMag

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