Translation of mimic in Spanish:
transitive verb present participle mimicking past tense, past participle mimicked
- 1 (imitate)Example sentences
- Mary screams in horror and the girls mimic her every word.
- Angie, Kasie, Nate and I all make a game of trying to mimic someone else's voice and hoping Dad does not recognize us.
- When he was a kid he loved mimicking people which had us in stitches.
- 2 (Biology)(sound)
imitar(reproduce appearance of) camuflarse or mimetizarse adquiriendo la apariencia deExample sentences
- Weeds mimic plants, viruses trick the immune system, birds build nests and predators stalk - all engaging in strategies so successful that they look, but cannot possibly be, intentional.
- The ruse works so successfully that some 30 other non-venomous snakes have mimicked the coral snake and share similar color patterns.
- A variety of insects, including some beetles and moths, mimic bees and wasps.
- 1 (person)Example sentences
- A great mimic of voice and gesture, Mogulesco could impersonate anyone: rich, poor, male, female, elder, youth.
- Nor did we expect him to be so talented a mimic; he can imitate both of us, just as he can imitate break dancers and gymnasts and snakes and lemurs.
- His ability as a mimic enabled him to copy Gandhi's voice intonations virtually perfectly.
- 2 (Biology)Example sentences
- The best known mimics in the animal world are birds.
- A similar explanation has been proposed for other animal mimics that show evidence of vocal learning.
- In particular, one widely held belief is that there should always be strong selection pressure on mimics to resemble their models as closely as possible.
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