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Definition of pantomime:

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


mimic, play without words, pantomimist, charade, dumb show, mime, sign language, mimicry, acting without speech, parody, mimer, mummer, pantomimer.

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