Definition of impersonation in English:



  • 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But all I did was make my impersonation of Bruno more caricatured - put the onus on her to work this out.’
    • ‘The multi-talented multi-ethnic group of seven men sings, dances, plays instruments and does impressions and impersonations.’
    • ‘This isn't simply an imitation or impersonation of Brando, but it's eerily close.’
    • ‘I still don't get impressions or impersonations.’
    impression, imitation
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