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  • nounmime
  • nounimpersonation

synonyms for mimicry

  • apery
  • imitation
  • mockery
  • pretense
  • aping
  • parroting
  • pastiche
  • apery
  • camouflage
  • caricature
  • imitation
  • mimesis
  • parody
  • posture
  • mimetism
  • mimicking
  • mocking
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How to use mimicry in a sentence

The noises of life—both annoying and pleasant—have been represented through mimicry or abstraction in all music cultures.
YOUR BRAIN IS LIKE BEETHOVEN - ISSUE 107: THE EDGEJONATHAN BERGEROCTOBER 27, 2021NAUTILUS
They sometimes have to resort to words because their mimicry sometimes failed them.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIMICHAEL K. LAVERSJULY 14, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
We use mimicry, we stage situations and some people even draw what they want to say to achieve a clear understanding.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIMICHAEL K. LAVERSJULY 14, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Though scientists are keen to explore whether such lab-created mimicry can be pushed further, the 14-day rule stands in the way.
SCIENTISTS PLAN TO DROP THE 14-DAY EMBRYO RULE, A KEY LIMIT ON STEM CELL RESEARCHANTONIO REGALADOMARCH 16, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The flock mimicry may not be about wooing a female, but deceiving her into believing a predator is nearby, Dalziell says.
A SINGLE MALE LYREBIRD CAN MIMIC THE SOUND OF AN ENTIRE FLOCKJAKE BUEHLERFEBRUARY 25, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
We were speaking of the faculty of mimicry, and he told me such a funny little anecdote about Chopin.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Caroline, during this time, is busy with an alarming piece of mimicry: she looks as if she were going to faint.
THE PETTY TROUBLES OF MARRIED LIFE, COMPLETEHONORE DE BALZAC
One thing in connection with Chopin's mimicry has to be particularly noted—it is very characteristic of the man.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
Her powers of mimicry, too, particularly of the different dialects of France, have seldom been surpassed.
QUEENS OF THE FRENCH STAGEH. NOEL WILLIAMS
The strangers assembled to see our childish mimicry of passion were witnesses to a highly-wrought dramatic scene in real life.
THE BLUE JAR STORY BOOKMARIA EDGEWORTH
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MIMICRY

  • assuming
  • characterization
  • depiction
  • dramatics
  • enacting
  • enactment
  • feigning
  • hamming
  • histrionics
  • imitating
  • imitation
  • impersonation
  • improvisation
  • mime
  • mimicry
  • pantomime
  • performance
  • playing
  • portrayal
  • portraying
  • posing
  • posturing
  • pretending
  • pretense
  • putting
  • rendition
  • seeming
  • showing off
  • stagecraft
  • stooging
  • theatre
  • theatricals
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.