[pan-tuh-mahym] /ˈpæn təˌmaɪm/
the art or technique of conveying emotions, actions, feelings, etc., by gestures without speech.
a play or entertainment in which the performers express themselves mutely by gestures, often to the accompaniment of music.
significant gesture without speech.
an actor in dumb show, as in ancient Rome.
Also called Christmas pantomime. a form of theatrical spectacle common in England during the Christmas season, generally adapted from a fairy tale and including stock character types who perform songs and dances, tell jokes, etc.
verb (used with object), pantomimed, pantomiming.
to represent or express in pantomime.
verb (used without object), pantomimed, pantomiming.
to express oneself in pantomime.
a theatrical entertainment in which words are replaced by gestures and bodily actions
action without words as a means of expression
(in ancient Rome) an actor in a dumb show
(informal, mainly Brit) a confused or farcical situation
another word for mime (sense 5)
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.
noun 1. . noun 1. (Brit) a rich steamed pudding containing suet, dried fruit, spices, brandy, etc, served at Christmas Also called plum pudding
noun 1. a European hellebore, Helleborus niger, having evergreen leaves and white-to-purplish flowers that bloom in the winter. noun 1. an evergreen ranunculaceous plant, Helleborus niger, of S Europe and W Asia, with white or pinkish winter-blooming flowers Also called hellebore, winter rose
noun 1. a decorative stamp sold by some charitable organizations during the Christmas season to raise money.
noun 1. a stocking or stocking-shaped bag traditionally hung on a mantelpiece or Christmas tree by children on Christmas Eve to hold small gifts that Santa Claus is credited with bringing. noun 1. a stocking hung up by children on Christmas Eve for Santa Claus to fill with presents