[ pan-tuh-mahy-mist ]
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  1. a person who acts in pantomime.

  2. the author of a pantomime.

Origin of pantomimist

First recorded in 1830–40; pantomime + -ist

Words Nearby pantomimist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use pantomimist in a sentence

  • One was the pantomimist Aliturus, the other was Poppæa, the harlot-empress.

  • To be a successful clown you had also to be a good pantomimist, because all clowning is really based on the pantomime.

    The Autobiography of a Clown | Isaac Frederick Marcosson
  • The Roman pantomimist worked in the great open-air theaters, and also in the homes of the rich.

    The Autobiography of a Clown | Isaac Frederick Marcosson
  • There never was his equal in funny characters, and as a pantomimist no one ever took his place.

    A Pirate of Parts | Richard Neville
  • Scaramouch persisted for some time, and was, like the harlequin and columbine, a pantomimist.

    The Heritage of Dress | Wilfred Mark Webb