Roy Choi is miming eating a Cuban sandwich while dancing to an unheard beat.
Sammy raised his eyebrows and spread out his hands, miming What happens now?
The entire corps vibrated with life, did their full share in the dancing and miming.
He compelled the old man to run through his paces, as Holloway criticized each study in miming.
But so it is; and truly as strange things may happen when a whole People goes mumming and miming.
Now the miming of ordinary ballet-dancers has often in the past seemed to be more than a little ridiculous.
"Il Barone" was a favourite subject for another form of "miming," that of the wooden figures called Marionettes.
"Papa sails tomorrow," said someone, miming her desperate tones.
c.1600, "a buffoon who practices gesticulations" [Johnson], from French mime (16c.) and directly from Latin mimus, from Greek mimos "imitator, mimic, actor, mime, buffoon," of unknown origin. In reference to a performance, 1640s in a classical context; 1932 as "a pantomime."
1610s, "to act without words," from mime (n.). The transferred sense of "to imitate" is from 1733 (Greek mimeisthai meant "to imitate"). Meaning "to pretend to be singing a pre-recorded song" is from 1965. Related: mimed; miming.