Smith shook his head and pantomimed Handy to survey his get-up.
Miss Levering turned and pantomimed to Ernestine, 'You see it's no use!'
The clown, drawing from the wide pantaloons a dollar, pantomimed to Bud.
Sometimes he turned and pantomimed as ably and fiercely as a man being stung by a thousand hornets.
The guide was pantomimed by our fat man for a conservative pace becoming the hot morning and the difficult route.
Earnestly we pantomimed stretcher beds—our own stretcher beds—and reposeful slumber thereon.
The big lunk made a grab at the girl, and I whipped out my skean and pantomimed.
We were awakened from our siesta by the spherical maid who mouthed and pantomimed that a Seor was waiting for us in the hall.
Here Mr. Dempsey pantomimed the action of tossing off a dram.
The maid, a thin-lipped young woman with a jutting jaw and an implacable eye, pantomimed her annoyance.
1610s, "mime actor," from Latin pantomimus "mime, dancer," from Greek pantomimos "actor," literally "imitator of all," from panto- (genitive of pan) "all" (see pan-) + mimos "imitator" (see mime (n.)).
Meaning "drama or play without words" first recorded 1735. The English dramatic performances so called, usually at Christmas and with words and songs and stock characters, are attested by this name from 1739; said to have originated c.1717. Related: Pantomimic; pantomimical.
1768, from pantomime (n.). Related: Pantomimed; pantomiming.