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pantomime

[ pan-tuh-mahym ]
/ 藞p忙n t蓹藢ma瑟m /
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noun
verb (used with object), pan路to路mimed, pan路to路mim路ing.
to represent or express in pantomime.
verb (used without object), pan路to路mimed, pan路to路mim路ing.
to express oneself in pantomime.
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Origin of pantomime

1580鈥90; earlier pantomimus<Latin <Greek pant贸m墨mos.See panto-, mime

OTHER WORDS FROM pantomime

pan路to路mim路ic [pan-tuh-mim-ik], /藢p忙n t蓹藞m瑟m 瑟k/, pan路to路mim路i路cal, adjectivepan路to路mim路i路cal路ly, adverbpan路to路mim路ic路ry, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pantomime

pantomime
/ (藞p忙nt蓹藢ma瑟m) /

noun
(in Britain)
  1. a kind of play performed at Christmas time characterized by farce, music, lavish sets, stock roles, and topical jokesSometimes shortened to: panto
  2. (as modifier)a pantomime horse
a theatrical entertainment in which words are replaced by gestures and bodily actions
action without words as a means of expression
(in ancient Rome) an actor in a dumb show
informal, mainly British a confused or farcical situation
verb
another word for mime (def. 5)

Derived forms of pantomime

pantomimic (藢p忙nt蓹藞m瑟m瑟k), adjectivepantomimist (藞p忙nt蓹藢ma瑟m瑟st), noun

Word Origin for pantomime

C17: via Latin from Greek pantom墨mos; see panto-, mime
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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