They were all laughing heartily and happily, all talking at once, gesticulating, pantomiming.
"He rather liked this kind of thing," said Paul, pantomiming the action of drinking with his now empty glass.
Suddenly Mr. Figgins caught sight of a black figure that was pantomiming to him very eagerly in the distance.
Terry finally silenced the din by standing on his chair and pantomiming his desire to be heard.
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.