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pan·to·mime

 (păn′tə-mīm′)
n.
1. Communication by means of gesture and facial expression: Some tourists make themselves understood abroad by pantomime.
2.
a. The telling of a story without words, by means of bodily movements, gestures, and facial expressions.
b. A play, dance, or other theatrical performance characterized by such wordless storytelling.
c. An ancient Roman theatrical performance in which one actor played all the parts by means of gesture and movement, accompanied by a narrative chorus.
d. A player in such a performance.
3. A traditional British Christmas entertainment for children, usually based on nursery tales and featuring stock characters in costume who sing, dance, and perform skits.
v. pan·to·mimed, pan·to·mim·ing, pan·to·mimes
v.tr.
To represent or express by pantomime: pantomime a story on the stage; pantomimed "baby" by cradling an imaginary infant.
v.intr.
To express oneself in pantomime.

[Latin pantomīmus, a pantomimic actor, from Greek pantomīmos : panto-, all (from pās, pant-; see pan-) + mīmos, mime.]

pan′to·mim′ic (-mĭm′ĭk) adj.
pan′to·mim′ist (-mī′mĭst) n.

pantomime

(ˈpæntəˌmaɪm)
n
1. (Theatre) (in Britain)
a. a kind of play performed at Christmas time characterized by farce, music, lavish sets, stock roles, and topical jokes. Sometimes shortened to: panto
b. (as modifier): a pantomime horse.
2. (Theatre) a theatrical entertainment in which words are replaced by gestures and bodily actions
3. action without words as a means of expression
4. (Theatre) (in ancient Rome) an actor in a dumb show
5. informal chiefly Brit a confused or farcical situation
vb
another word for mime5
[C17: via Latin from Greek pantomīmos; see panto-, mime]
pantomimic, pantomimical adj
ˌpantoˈmimically adv
pantomimist n

pan•to•mime

(ˈpæn təˌmaɪm)

n., v. -mimed, -mim•ing. n.
1. the art of conveying emotions, actions, and thoughts by gestures without speech.
2. a play or entertainment in which the performers express themselves by gesture alone, often to the accompaniment of music.
3. significant gesture without speech.
4. (in the Roman Empire)
a. a masked dancer, accompanied by a chorus.
b. a dramatic performance by such a dancer and chorus.
5. a theatrical spectacle common in England at Christmastime, with stock characters who sing, dance, and tell jokes.
6. a pantomimist.
v.t.
7. to express in pantomime.
v.i.
8. to express oneself in pantomime.
[1580–90; earlier pantomimus < Latin < Greek pantómīmos]
pan`to•mim′ic (-ˈmɪm ɪk) adj.

pantomime

the art of mute acting. — pantomimist, n.
See also: Performing

pantomime


Past participle: pantomimed
Gerund: pantomiming

Imperative
pantomime
pantomime
Present
I pantomime
you pantomime
he/she/it pantomimes
we pantomime
you pantomime
they pantomime
Preterite
I pantomimed
you pantomimed
he/she/it pantomimed
we pantomimed
you pantomimed
they pantomimed
Present Continuous
I am pantomiming
you are pantomiming
he/she/it is pantomiming
we are pantomiming
you are pantomiming
they are pantomiming
Present Perfect
I have pantomimed
you have pantomimed
he/she/it has pantomimed
we have pantomimed
you have pantomimed
they have pantomimed
Past Continuous
I was pantomiming
you were pantomiming
he/she/it was pantomiming
we were pantomiming
you were pantomiming
they were pantomiming
Past Perfect
I had pantomimed
you had pantomimed
he/she/it had pantomimed
we had pantomimed
you had pantomimed
they had pantomimed
Future
I will pantomime
you will pantomime
he/she/it will pantomime
we will pantomime
you will pantomime
they will pantomime
Future Perfect
I will have pantomimed
you will have pantomimed
he/she/it will have pantomimed
we will have pantomimed
you will have pantomimed
they will have pantomimed
Future Continuous
I will be pantomiming
you will be pantomiming
he/she/it will be pantomiming
we will be pantomiming
you will be pantomiming
they will be pantomiming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pantomiming
you have been pantomiming
he/she/it has been pantomiming
we have been pantomiming
you have been pantomiming
they have been pantomiming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pantomiming
you will have been pantomiming
he/she/it will have been pantomiming
we will have been pantomiming
you will have been pantomiming
they will have been pantomiming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pantomiming
you had been pantomiming
he/she/it had been pantomiming
we had been pantomiming
you had been pantomiming
they had been pantomiming
Conditional
I would pantomime
you would pantomime
he/she/it would pantomime
we would pantomime
you would pantomime
they would pantomime
Past Conditional
I would have pantomimed
you would have pantomimed
he/she/it would have pantomimed
we would have pantomimed
you would have pantomimed
they would have pantomimed

pantomime

Originally all mime, it is based on children’s fairy tales and traditionally features transvestite performances from the male romantic and female comic lead roles.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pantomime - a performance using gestures and body movements without wordspantomime - a performance using gestures and body movements without words
acting, performing, playacting, playing - the performance of a part or role in a drama
panto - an abbreviation of pantomime
Verb1.pantomime - act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only; "The acting students mimed eating an apple"
playact, roleplay, act, play - perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"
Translations
تَمثيل إيمائيفَن التَّمْثيل الصّامِتمَسْرَحٌ لِلْأَطْفَالِيُمَثِّل بِصورَة إيمائيَّه
dětská vánoční hrahrát pantomimupantomimapohádková revue
pantomimeeventyrkomediemimerere
pantomiimi
pantomima
tátogat
látbragîsleikur
パントマイム
무언극
gestų kalbakalėdinis vaidinimas vaikamsparodyti gestais
attelot ar kustibampantomimapantomīmauzvedums
rozprávková revuevyjadriť posunkami
pantomima
pantomimteater
pandomimperi masalı temsilihareketlerle anlatmak
vở kịch câm

pantomime

[ˈpæntəmaɪm]
A. N
1. (Theat) (= mime) → pantomima f
to explain sth in pantomimeexplicar algo por gestos
2. (Brit) (at Christmas) → revista f musical navideña
3. (Brit) (fig) (= farce) what a pantomime!¡qué farsa!
it was a real pantomimefue una verdadera comedia
B. CPD pantomime dame N (Brit) papel femenino en comedia musical navideña, tradicionalmente interpretado por un hombre
PANTOMIME
Una pantomime, abreviada en inglés como panto, es una obra teatral que se representa normalmente en Navidades ante un público familiar. Suele estar basada en un cuento de hadas u otra historia conocida y en ella nunca faltan personajes como la dama (dame), papel que siempre interpreta un actor, el protagonista joven (principal boy), normalmente interpretado por una actriz, y el malvado (villain). Aunque es un espectáculo familiar dirigido fundamentalmente a los niños, en él se alienta la participación de todo el público y posee una gran dosis de humor para adultos.

pantomime

[ˈpæntəmaɪm] n (British)
(= Christmas show) → spectacle m de Noël
(= farce) → pantomime f

pantomime

n
(in GB) → ˜ Weihnachtsmärchen nt; what a pantomime! (inf)was für ein Theater! (inf); the government should abandon this pantomime of secrecydie Regierung sollte endlich diese Posse der Geheimhaltung beenden
(= mime)Pantomime f

pantomime

[ˈpæntəˌmaɪm] n
a. (Brit) (at Christmas) → spettacolo natalizio(sulla falsariga delle favole per bambini)
b. (mime) → pantomima

pantomime

(ˈpӕntəmaim) noun
1. a play performed at Christmas time, usually based on a popular fairy tale, with music, dancing, comedy etc.
2. (also mime) a performance by an actor done without using words. He studied pantomime in acting school.
verb
to act out a scene without using words. Since she couldn't speak French, she had to pantomime her request for water.

pantomime

مَسْرَحٌ لِلْأَطْفَالِ dětská vánoční hra pantomime Pantomime παντομίμα pantomima pantomiimi pantomime pantomima pantomima パントマイム 무언극 pantomime pantomime pantomima pantomima пантомима pantomimteater ละครที่มีพื้นฐานมาจากเทพนิยายแสดงช่วงคริสต์มาส pandomim vở kịch câm 童话剧
References in classic literature ?
I like the jolly old pantomime where a man sits on his top hat.
A sprightly tramp promised greater difficulty, and nothing but some ferocious pantomime and a shilling persuaded him to forego a choice fantasia of cockney humour.
He was the witness of a thousand little scenes between the gypsy and the deaf man, the pantomime of which, viewed from afar and commented on by his passion, appeared very tender to him.
When I got into the streets upon this Sunday morning, the air was so clear, the houses were so bright and gay: the signboards were painted in such gaudy colours; the gilded letters were so very golden; the bricks were so very red, the stone was so very white, the blinds and area railings were so very green, the knobs and plates upon the street doors so marvellously bright and twinkling; and all so slight and unsubstantial in appearance - that every thoroughfare in the city looked exactly like a scene in a pantomime.
The man of whom I speak was a low pantomime actor; and, like many people of his class, an habitual drunkard.
A staid, steadfast man, whose life for the most part was a telling pantomime of action, and not a tame chapter of sounds.
I have always had a great love for the absolutely unreal, the purely fanciful in all the arts, as well as of the absolutely real; I like the one on a far lower plane than the other, but it delights me, as a pantomime at a theatre does, or a comic opera, which has its being wholly outside the realm of the probabilities.
I mean here the inventor of that most exquisite entertainment, called the English Pantomime.
But I watched the girl, and her pantomime was so illuminating that I knew the sufferer had again cleaned the platter on Tuesday, had attempted a boiled egg on Wednesday (you should have seen Irene chipping it in Pall Mall, and putting in the salt), but was in a woful state of relapse on Thursday.
Whether flat on her stomach, or head down, heels in the air, the Simpson baby knew she was in the hands of an expert, and continued gurgling placidly while aunt Jane regarded the pantomime with a kind of dazed awe.
I expressed in pantomime the greatest astonishment.
All that Grimaud gained by this momentary pantomime was to pass from the rear guard to the vanguard.