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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The art of imitating. Also: The way in which some living things look like another or like some natural object.

Usage examples (35)
  • An insect called the walking stick is very good at mimicry because it looks just like a twig on a tree.
  • They say that mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery ….
  • “Sleepy, sleepy,” she twittered in mimicry of drowsy birds.
  • 'Men and women!' some one piped in mimicry; and the crowd dissolved in laughter. for more
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