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  • n  an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
  • n  a performance using gestures and body movements without words
  • v  imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect
  • v  act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only
    The acting students mimed eating an apple

  • To pay off debts left at the death of the world's most famous mime, his legacy is being sold off in Paris.
  • Baptiste the ethereal mime (Jean-Louis Barrault), Garance the worldly-wise courtesan (Arletty) and a dozen other scapegraces and victims are creatures with the fullness and .
  • And while fighting for your right to lap dance and mime and breathe just the regular pollution and not the added fumes of cigarette smokers is a very fine, very American idea, it .

  • Will Young in DotMusic.com
    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...
  • Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris in New York Times
    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."
  • Tim Pawlenty in Minnesota Public Radio
    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."

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