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noun
Mime  n.  
1.
A kind of drama in which real persons and events were generally represented in a ridiculous manner; an ancient Greek or Roman form of farce.
2.
An actor in such representations.
3.
The art of representing actions, events, situations, or stories solely by gestures and body movements, without speaking; pantomime (3).
4.
An actor who performs or specializes in mime (3); an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression; a pantomime (2); a pantomimist; a mimer.
Synonyms: mummer, pantomimer, pantomimist.
5.
A mimic.






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"Mime" Quotes from Famous Books



... are—" The woman looked her over again. "Perhaps a dancer, or maybe a mime, running away because your ...
— Nicanor - Teller of Tales - A Story of Roman Britain • C. Bryson Taylor

... As a wag Presbyterian's a thing quite to see; And, 'mong the Five Points of the Calvinists, none of 'em Ever yet reckoned a point of wit one of 'em. But even tho' deprived of this comical elf, We've a host of buffoni in Murtagh himself. Who of all the whole troop is chief mummer and mime, And Coke takes the Ground Tumbling, he the Sublime;[1] And of him we're quite certain, so pray come ...
— The Complete Poems of Sir Thomas Moore • Thomas Moore et al

... remain to be represented, both of which are hinted at in "Young Siegfried", the first in the long narrative of Brynhild after her awakening (Act III.), the second in the scene between Alberich and the Wanderer in the second act and between the Wanderer and Mime in the first. That to this I was led not only by artistic reflection, but by the splendid and, for the purpose of representation, extremely rich material of these motives, you will readily understand when you ...
— Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 • Francis Hueffer (translator)

... varicoloured or patchwork coat; compare the Shakespearian use of 'motley'. Similarly the maquereaux of the old French comedy were clothed in a mottled dress like our harlequin, just as the Latin maccus or mime wore a centunculus or patchwork coat, his name being perhaps connected with macus (in macula), a spot (Gozzi, Memoirs, i, 38). In stage slang the harlequin was called patchy, as his ...
— English Past and Present • Richard Chenevix Trench



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