V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. imitation of others; 2. the imitation by a living thing of something else, usually as a form of protection

Synonyms: imitation, resemblance, impersonation, mockery, caricature, parody

Antonyms: differentiation

Tips: Mimicry of another person or group is often done teasingly and for a humorous effect. The word has its root in the word mimic, which means "to imitate."

Usage Examples:

The late night talk show host is known for his impressive mimicry of famous people. (imitation, parody)

Children love to annoy one another with mimicry. (imitation)

Mockingbirds are known for their ability to mimic the calls of other birds. (imitate) verb

My mimicry of the boss got me into trouble one day, when she caught me in the act. (mockery, imitation, parody)

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