Definition of mime noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//maɪm//
; NAmE NAmE//maɪm//
Types of play
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(less frequent dumbshow) [uncountable, countable] (especially in the theatre) the use of movements of your hands or body and the expressions on your face to tell a story or to act something without speaking; a performance using this method of acting The performance consisted of dance, music and mime. a mime artist She performed a brief mime. See related entries: Types of play Word Originearly 17th cent. (also in the sense ‘mimic or jester’): from Latin mimus, from Greek mimos.
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