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DEFINITION: v. To unconsciously adopt the vocal mannerisms and linguistic stylings of the people with whom you are speaking. n. A speaker who adopts the vocal mannerisms of their audience.

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Created by: juliar


Sentence: The skinny white boy verbmitated the gangsters and got shot.

Etymology: comes from "verbal", meaning word, and mitate, as in "imitate".

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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: ape/oh/plexi

Sentence: The teacher was felled by a sudden attack of apeoplexy

Etymology: ape (mimic) + apoplexy (sudden loss or impairment)

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Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: pEEr-bon-ics

Sentence: David aquired a severe case of peerbonics, taking on the speaking mannerisms he picked up in his group of friends.

Etymology: peer, as in friends/ebonics, black english

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Created by: Loreshai

Pronunciation: ack sent you fake

Sentence: Bill accentufaked his reading of Shakespeare so that the ignorant children might learn something.

Etymology: accentuate- to highlight a certain item + fake - not real ( also a play on "accent you fake")

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈlɪŋɡl/

Sentence: George had never heard a true French accent before, so when he started lingling on his visit to Paris, he sounded like Pepé Le Pew and got the snot beaten out of him at a café.

Etymology: From lingo + mingle


nice word - wordmeister, 2007-03-20: 23:21:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: MIM-ih-clik

Sentence: Without realizing he was doing it, whenever he was around his group of friends Lamar would do his mimiclique routine, subconsciously trying to impress each of them by copying their style of speech.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'mimic' and 'clique'

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Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: ver-boto-mime

Sentence: Jedijawa tends to unconsciously verbotomime the dialect and accent of people who he talks to for more than 5 minutes unless he tries very hard not to do so.

Etymology: verbotomy (pandering to the board on this one) + mime (to imitate)


Verbotomy Verbotomimicry is the sincerest form of flattery. Thank you! - Verbotomy, 2007-03-20: 10:27:00


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Created by: paintergrl1313

Pronunciation: auto-a-sim

Sentence: I went down south and I autoasymed their accent.

Etymology: Automaticaly asymalate

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Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: cop-ee-chat

Sentence: Leanne would copychat his posh accent to make her client feel more at ease.

Etymology: From "copy cat" and "chat".


exchatullent word! - wordmeister, 2007-03-20: 10:14:00

You got my vote. Our words seem similarly inspired - great minds... :D - Discoveria, 2007-03-20: 10:31:00


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Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: para-fon-icks

Sentence: Scientists in the field of paraphonics have found the perfect example of manipulative parodiction: high-profile chef James Olivier and former Prime Minister Tommy Bleurgh both move easily between Estuary English and RP depending on their audience.

Etymology: parody (to imitate poorly or feebly) + phonic (of or pertaining to speech)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-20: 00:00:33
Today's definition was suggested by Osomatic.
Thank you Osomatic! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-06: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by Osomatic. Thank you Osomatic. ~ James