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 a particularly cheerful, friendly mien."
"She was elegant and regal, with the mien of a queen."
Popularity Over Time
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 are experts at utilizing different miens. Since the language doesn't use sound, body language and facial expression are important to successfully convey something to an audience.