Impersonation is defined as the act of intentionally copying another person’s characteristics, such as their behavior, speech, appearance, or expressions, especially to make people laugh.
Impersonation is a noun.
Impersonation describes a situation when a person mimics the mannerisms, styles, and characteristics of somebody else. You may hear phrases like ‘David does a great impersonation of Winston Churchill’. In this sentence, someone is describing a person they know called David who possibly changes their voice tone to be similar (potentially in a humorous fashion) to that of Winston Churchill, often with accompanying changes to head and body movement.
Synonyms include ‘impression’, ‘parody’, and ‘imitation’.
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