Here the six ceased to regard the sky, split into pairs and by pantomimic gesture invited one another to wander.
He represented in pantomimic dance the scene of Achilles in the island of Scyros.
The pantomimic movements of these Indians are all the language of signs.
This is accompanied by a pantomimic threat of extermination.
All this despite sundry vigorous and desperate shakings of Grace's head and pantomimic pointings toward her feet.
Then began a pantomimic show of affectionate demonstrations.
For purposes of indicating the pantomimic action of the play, the dramatist resorts to stage-business and stage-direction.
The black certainly did not understand what was said, and probably misunderstood his pantomimic gestures.
It has been suggested that it might be the man's pantomimic protest against sitting at all.
And again, the most illustrious of the Roman youth are no better than slaves to the pantomimic performers.
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.