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Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, early 16th century


A person's look or manner, especially one of a particular kind indicating their character or mood.

Examples of Mien in a sentence

"The children all had particularly cheerful, friendly miens."

"She was elegant and regal, with the mien of a queen."

About Mien

Mien most likely originated from the French word "mine," which means "expression." It might also be a shortened form of the word "demeanor," which describes your general bearing.

Did you Know?

People who speak in American Sign Language (ASL) are experts at using different miens. Since the language doesn't use sound, body language and facial expressions are important to successfully convey something to an audience.

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