verb (used with object), pan·to·mimed, pan·to·mim·ing.
verb (used without object), pan·to·mimed, pan·to·mim·ing.
Origin of pantomime
Related Words for pantomimedape, resemble, simulate, mirror, fake, do, play, caricature, ditto, parrot, parody, perform, copy, ridicule, copycat, echo, burlesque, mime, travesty, act
Examples from the Web for pantomimed
Historical Examples of pantomimed
Here Mr. Dempsey pantomimed the action of tossing off a dram.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II)
Charles James Lever
Smith shook his head and pantomimed Handy to survey his get-up.A Pirate of Parts
Miss Levering turned and pantomimed to Ernestine, 'You see it's no use!'The Convert
The clown, drawing from the wide pantaloons a dollar, pantomimed to Bud.The Court of Boyville
William Allen White
The guide was pantomimed by our fat man for a conservative pace becoming the hot morning and the difficult route.
- a kind of play performed at Christmas time characterized by farce, music, lavish sets, stock roles, and topical jokesSometimes shortened to: panto
- (as modifier)a pantomime horse
Word Origin for pantomime
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.