Origin of mime
OTHER WORDS FROM mimemimer, noun
Words nearby mime
How to use mime in a sentence
The art of mime has been around in some form for millennia, although when it comes to contemporary depictions in popular culture, mimes seem to be almost universally hated.What mimes can teach us about visual perception|Jennifer Ouellette|May 20, 2021|Ars Technica
The narrator is 19-year-old Paige Mahoney, a Dreamwalker and the mollisher to Jaxon Hall, the powerful mime-lord of sector I-4.‘The Bone Season’ Could Be the Next ‘Hunger Games,’ But Is It Any Good?|Leila Sales|August 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Four years from now, I expect to see the presidential debates conducted entirely in mime.The Flapdoodle Campaign|Megan McArdle|October 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I do this thing where I hold my breath and turn my face red right before I run across stage to mime throwing up in the trash can.Pablo Schreiber on His New Off-Broadway Play|Kevin Sessums|February 1, 2011|DAILY BEAST
I call him mime advisedly, because he played his part by action more than speaking.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first|Count Carlo Gozzi
Thus, the mime itself is the original form of the drama, which now takes its place beside the epic as a new form of poetry.Elements of Folk Psychology|Wilhelm Wundt
He gains the sacred hearth, converses with Mime, and finally bets him his head that he cannot answer three questions.
Meantime Mime, working on, brews his poisonous broth, muttering to himself about his purpose.
Mime and he dispute angrily: Siegfried is about to slay the dragon, the "Wurm," and the question is who is to have the gold.
British Dictionary definitions for mime (1 of 2)
- a comic performance depending for effect largely on exaggerated gesture and physical action
- an actor in such a performance