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n, pl -tos
(Theatre) informal Brit short for pantomime1
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(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.
7. to express in pantomime.
8. to express oneself in pantomime.
[1580–90; earlier pantomimus < Latin < Greek pantómīmos]
pan`to•mim′ic (-ˈmɪm ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.panto - an abbreviation of pantomime
dumb show, pantomime, mime - a performance using gestures and body movements without words
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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