Mimic vs Mime - What's the difference?

mimic | mime |


As verbs the difference between mimic and mime

is that mimic is to imitate, especially in order to ridicule while mime is to mimic.

As nouns the difference between mimic and mime

is that mimic is a person who practices mimicry, or mime while mime is a form of acting without words; pantomime.

As a adjective mimic

is pertaining to mimicry; imitative.

mimic

English

Alternative forms

* mimick

Verb

  • To imitate, especially in order to ridicule.
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  • (biology) To take on the appearance of another, for protection or camouflage.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who practices mimicry, or mime.
  • An imitation.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Pertaining to mimicry; imitative.
  • *, II.12:
  • I think every man is cloied and wearied, with seeing so many apish and mimicke trickes, that juglers teach their Dogges, as the dances, where they misse not one cadence of the sounds or notes they heare.
  • * Milton
  • Oft, in her absence, mimic fancy wakes / To imitate her.
  • * Wordsworth
  • Mimic hootings.
  • Mock, pretended.
  • (mineralogy) Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other forms; applied to crystals which by twinning resemble simple forms of a higher grade of symmetry.
  • mime

    English

    (wikipedia mime)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A form of acting without words; pantomime
  • A pantomime actor
  • A classical theatrical entertainment in the form of farce
  • A performer of such a farce
  • A person who mimics others in a comical manner
  • Verb

    (mim)
  • To mimic.
  • To act without words.
  • To represent an action or object through gesture, without the use of sound.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    See also

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