- n. 哑剧；小丑；滑稽戏
- vi. 摸拟表演
- vt. 摸拟表演
- n. (Mime)人名；(塞)米梅
TEM8 GRE TOEFL
- mime:  Greek mimos meant ‘imitator’, and hence ‘actor’. English took it over via Latin mīmus, and lost no time in turning it into a verb. The derived Greek adjective mīmikós has given English mimic , and other related forms include mimeograph , so called because it copies things, and mimosa , named from its tendency to curl up when touched, as if in ‘imitation’ of animal behaviour. The compound pantomime means etymologically ‘complete mime’.
=> mimeograph, mimosa, pantomime
- mime (n.)
- 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."
- mime (v.)
- 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.
- 1. He can perform an astonishing variety of acts, including mime and juggling.
- 2. The waiters mime to records playing on the jukebox.
- 3. I remember asking her to mime getting up in the morning.
- 4. In concerts, the group mime their songs.
- 5. The performance consisted of dance, music and mime.
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