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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: mimus, from Greek mimos 'copier, mimic'

mime

1 noun
     
Related topics: Performing
mime1
[uncountable and countable]AP the use of movements to express what you want to say without using words, or a play where the actors use only movements:
The children learn through role-play, dance and mime.
They will perform a short mime later.
a professional mime artist

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