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impersonation

Line breaks: im|per¦son|ation
Pronunciation: /ɪmˌpəːsəˈneɪʃn
 
, ɪmˌpəːsnˈeɪʃn/

Definition of impersonation in English:

noun

An act of pretending to be another person for the purpose of entertainment or fraud: he did an impersonation of Fred Astaire [mass noun]: he was tried on charges of impersonation and forgery
More example sentences
  • 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.
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