noun (plural mimicries)
- 1The action or art of imitating someone or something, typically in order to entertain or ridicule: the word was spoken with gently teasing mimicry a playful mimicry of the techniques of realist writersMore example sentences
- All art is but facsimile of nature and the art of imitating someone or something classically in order to entertain is mimicry.
- Monomane takes imitation through mimicry and beyond to caricature with comic effect.
- Skitcom performers, especially those with skills at mimicry, typically disappear into their roles.
- 1.1 Biology The close external resemblance of an animal or plant (or part of one) to another animal, plant, or inanimate object. See also Batesian mimicry, Müllerian mimicry.More example sentences
- In the book, al-Jahiz discusses animal mimicry - noting that certain parasites adapt to the color of their host.
- So far, no cases of scent mimicry have been reported for food-deceptive species although it occurs in cases of sexual mimicry.
- Across the genus as a whole, the evolution of mimicry seems to be associated with increased rates of species diversification.