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Pantomime meaning

pantomime - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. A universal mimic; an actor who assumes many parts; also, any actor.
  2. 2. One who acts his part by gesticulation or dumb show only, without speaking; a pantomimist.
  3. 3. A dramatic representation by actors who use only dumb show; hence, dumb show, generally.
  4. 4. A dramatic and spectacular entertainment of which dumb acting as well as burlesque dialogue, music, and dancing by Clown, Harlequin, etc., are features.
  5. 5. Representing only in mute actions; pantomimic; as, a pantomime dance.
  6. 6. A representation or entertainment in dumb show.
  7. 7. Pantomimic.

pantomime - examples of usage

  1. Again the pantomime of refusal. - "A Poached Peerage", William Magnay.
  2. Mr Gray had some scruples about going to a theatre, but his wife said a pantomime was quite different; besides, curiosity may gently enter even a clerical bosom. - "Orientations", William Somerset Maugham.
  3. Someone cried out: " Is this a pantomime performance, or a public speech?" - "Memoirs of Orange Jacobs", Orange Jacobs.
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