Origin of mime
OTHER WORDS FROM mimemimer, noun
How to use mime in a sentence
“They ended up miming their performance,” she told The Daily Beast.So What if Beyoncé Lip-Synced the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’?|Tricia Romano|January 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I told them I was embarrassed to do the air hand-job miming thing.Emmy-Nominated Actress Anna Gunn, ‘Breaking Bad’s Skyler White, Tells All|Maria Elena Fernandez|September 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Roy Choi is miming eating a Cuban sandwich while dancing to an unheard beat.Street Food Guru Roy Choi on Sunny Spot, Food Trucks, Kogi & More|Jace Lacob|December 13, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Now the miming of ordinary ballet-dancers has often in the past seemed to be more than a little ridiculous.The Russian Ballet|Ellen Terry
Both in the actors miming and in the dancing an important element is the stamping of beats with the shoeless foot.
Some actors, says wada, here write in the air with their fan; but such detailed miming is vulgar.
"Il Barone" was a favourite subject for another form of "Miming," that of the wooden figures called Marionettes.A History of Pantomime|R. J. Broadbent
Sammy raised his eyebrows and spread out his hands, miming What happens now?Makers|Cory Doctorow
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