Synonyms for pantomime

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A pantomime produced at Covent Garden, and published in 1778.

I thanked him as best I could in pantomime and approached the walls.

"You're really like a child at a pantomime, Babs," he laughed, when they were alone.

He was the dwarf policeman in Holland's pantomime in the winter-time!

A mortuary, a dissecting-chamber, or a pantomime property-room?

I made the pantomime of presenting a pistol, and then of a man falling.

But the Lugareo had been going through a pantomime of scrutinizing my person.

No matter in what pantomime the scene occurs, as it may do for any.

"That is better than having a bayonet poked into your inside," I said, by pantomime.

Hillard understood this pantomime; the diplomat had been a share-holder.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PANTOMIME

acting

nounentertaining, performing
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