- 1[transitive, intransitive] to act, tell a story, etc. by moving your body and face but without speaking mime (something) Each player has to mime the title of a movie, play or book. mime doing something He mimed climbing a mountain.
- 2[intransitive, transitive] mime (to something) | mime (something) to pretend to sing a song that is actually being sung by somebody else on a tape, etc. The band was miming to a backing tape. Word Origin early 17th cent. (also in the sense ‘mimic or jester’): from Latin mimus, from Greek mimos.
BrE BrE//maɪm//; NAmE NAmE//maɪm//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mime
BrE BrE//maɪm//; NAmE NAmE//maɪm//he / she / it mimes
BrE BrE//maɪmz//; NAmE NAmE//maɪmz//past simple mimed
BrE BrE//maɪmd//; NAmE NAmE//maɪmd//past participle mimed
BrE BrE//maɪmd//; NAmE NAmE//maɪmd//-ing form miming
BrE BrE//ˈmaɪmɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaɪmɪŋ//