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Definition of Pantomime

Pantomime

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

Pantomime Quotations

It takes more drawing to tell a story in pantomime.
Jim Woodring

I like actors that are good with pantomime and that can transmit a lot by their presence and attitude more than through their dialogue.
Guillermo del Toro

Pantomime is a big thing in the cultural calendar of my country, you know. So subtlety's not my forte.
Alan Cumming

As a child I was taken to the pantomime or the theatre and I would always, always fall in love with somebody on the stage. And want to have sex with them.
Ewan McGregor

I'm a big fan of pantomime storytelling, being an animator.
John Lasseter
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Pantomime Translations

pantomime in Dutch is pantomime spelen
pantomime in Hungarian is pantomim
pantomime in Spanish is pantomima