Definition of impersonation in English:

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Pronunciation: /imˌpərsəˈnāSH(ə)n/


An act of pretending to be another person for the purpose of entertainment or fraud: he did an impersonation of Fred Astaire
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  • Each of these contained violence so stylised and impressive that impersonations of their impact have never ceased, and still Scorsese was assured and individual enough to make a film very much his own.
  • I still don't get impressions or impersonations.
  • But all I did was make my impersonation of Bruno more caricatured - put the onus on her to work this out.
impression, imitation;
parody, caricature, burlesque, travesty, lampoon, pastiche
informal takeoff, send-up
formal personation

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Syllabification: im·per·son·a·tion

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