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Mímical. adj. [mimicus, Latin.] Imitative; befitting a mimick; acting the mimick.

Man is of all creatures the most mimical in gestures, styles, speech, fashion, or accents. Wotton on Education.

A mimical daw would needs try the same experiment; but his claws were shackled. L'Estrange's Fables.

Singers and dancers entertained the people with light songs and mimical gestures, that they might not go away melancholy from serious pieces of the theatre. Dryden's Juvenal.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · L'Estrange, Roger (131) · Wotton, Henry (48)

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