Associations to the word «Pantomime»


PANTOMIME, noun. (now rare) A Classical comic actor, especially one who works mainly through gesture and mime. [from 17th c.]
PANTOMIME, noun. (historical) The drama in ancient Greece and Rome featuring such performers; or (later) any of various kinds of performance modelled on such work. [from 17th c.]
PANTOMIME, noun. (UK) A traditional theatrical entertainment, originally based on the commedia dell'arte, but later aimed mostly at children and involving physical comedy, topical jokes, and fairy-tale plots. [from 18th c.]
PANTOMIME, noun. Gesturing without speaking; dumb-show, mime. [from 18th c.]
PANTOMIME, verb. (transitive) To make (a gesture) without speaking.
PANTOMIME, verb. (transitive) To entertain others by silent gestures or actions.
PANTOMIME HORSE, noun. A comic theatrical representation of a horse, portrayed by two actors in a single costume who cooperate and synchronize their movements.
PANTOMIME HORSES, noun. Plural of pantomime horse

Dictionary definition

PANTOMIME, noun. A performance using gestures and body movements without words.
PANTOMIME, verb. Act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only; "The acting students mimed eating an apple".

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