Definition of mimicry:
- Protective resemblance; the resemblance which certain animals and plants exhibit to other animals and plants or to the natural objects among which they live, -- a characteristic which serves as their chief means of protection against enemies; imitation; mimesis; mimetism.
- The act or practice of one who mimics; ludicrous imitation for sport or ridicule.
- imitation (part of speech: noun)
- "Beyond", John Galsworthy.
As it was, Grand asked after the little ones, and Brandon, standing on the rug and looking down on the fine stern features and white head, began to give him a graphic account of what little Peter Melcombe had been teaching them, John Mortimer, while he unlocked his desk and sorted out certain papers, now and then adding a touch or two in mimicry of his children's little voices.- "Fated to Be Free", Jean Ingelow.
His powers of mimicry are but slightly surpassed by those of the mocking- bird, and it is his delight to send the smaller feathered tribes to covert by imitating the cries of the sparrow, hawk, and other birds of prey.- "Nature's Serial Story", E. P. Roe.