adjective, British Dialect.
primly modest or demure.
[mahym, meem] /maɪm, mim/
the art or technique of portraying a character, mood, idea, or narration by gestures and bodily movements; pantomime.
an actor who specializes in this art.
an ancient Greek or Roman farce that depended for effect largely upon ludicrous actions and gestures.
a player in such a farce.
a jester, clown, or comedian.
verb (used with object), mimed, miming.
to act in mime.
verb (used without object), mimed, miming.
to play a part by mime or mimicry.
(dialect) prim, modest, or demure
the theatrical technique of expressing an idea or mood or portraying a character entirely by gesture and bodily movement without the use of words
Also called mime artist. a performer specializing in such a technique, esp a comic actor
a dramatic presentation using such a technique
(in the classical theatre)
to express (an idea) in actions or gestures without speech
(of singers or musicians) to perform as if singing (a song) or playing (a piece of music) that is actually prerecorded
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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.
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[mi-mee-sis, mahy-] /mɪˈmi sɪs, maɪ-/ noun 1. Rhetoric. imitation or reproduction of the supposed words of another, as in order to represent his or her character. 2. Compare . 3. Biology. . 4. Zoology. . 5. Also, mimosis. Pathology. /mɪˈmiːsɪs/ noun 1. (art, literature) the imitative representation of nature or human behaviour 2. 3. (biology) […]
[mi-met-ik, mahy-] /mɪˈmɛt ɪk, maɪ-/ adjective 1. characterized by, exhibiting, or of the nature of imitation or mimicry: mimetic gestures. 2. mimic or make-believe. /mɪˈmɛtɪk/ adjective 1. of, resembling, or relating to mimesis or imitation, as in art, etc 2. (biology) of or exhibiting mimicry adj. 1630s, “having an aptitude for mimicry,” from Greek mimetikos […]
[mil-uh-mahy-kron] /ˈmɪl əˌmaɪ krɒn/ noun, plural millimicrons, millimicra [mil-uh-mahy-kruh] /ˈmɪl əˌmaɪ krə/ (Show IPA) 1. a unit of length equal to one thousandth of a ; one-billionth of a meter. Symbol: mμ. /ˈmɪlɪˌmaɪkrɒn/ noun 1. an obsolete name for a nanometre; one millionth of a millimetre millimicron mil·li·mi·cron (mĭl’ə-mī’krŏn) n. Abbr. mμ A unit of […]