Definition of look-alike in English:

look-alike

(also lookalike)

noun

  • A person or thing that closely resembles another, especially someone who looks very similar to a famous person.

    ‘an Elvis Presley look-alike’
    • ‘The event also entered the record books for having the world's largest gathering of Harry Potter lookalikes, with 558 children across the country dressing up as the wizard.’
    • ‘Instead, we'll have a battle of the lookalikes.’
    • ‘The success of Michael Kingsbury's production lies in having found genuine soundalikes and lookalikes.’
    • ‘Around midday, immaculately groomed horses appear, ridden by Antonio Banderas lookalikes wearing broad-brimmed hats and expressions of unassailable superiority.’
    • ‘One Indian story told of a hero who so loved his paramour that when she had to pick him out from a hall of indistinguishable heroes, lookalikes in gold armour, he cut off his little finger so she would know and choose him.’
    • ‘This made finding lookalikes rather difficult.’
    • ‘It was a unanimous decision that both Benjamin and Melissa were the best Harry Potter and Hermione Granger lookalikes from the ones received from people in and around Trowbridge.’
    • ‘A force takes footage of the suspected criminal and together with the suspect and their solicitor makes a selection of lookalikes from the thousands of images stored on a national database.’
    • ‘Killinghall Primary School in Killinghall Road had hundreds of David Beckham lookalikes running around, as the England football captain's haircut proved most popular among the children attending their hair salon.’
    • ‘The victim simply views the screen to make his or her decision and police don't have to waste valuable hours scouring the streets for line-up lookalikes.’
    double, twin, exact likeness, image, living image, mirror image, exact match, replica, clone, imitation, duplicate, copy, facsimile
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Pronunciation

look-alike

/ˈlʊkəlaɪk/