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Noun: pantomime  'pan-tu,mIm
  1. [UK] A Christmas theatrical performance involving slapstick comedy, colourful costumes, songs, dancing, jokes, gender-crossing actors and interaction with the audience
    - panto [UK, informal]
     
  2. A performance using gestures and body movements without words
    - mime, dumb show
     
  3. [Brit, informal] An absurd and confused situation or event
    "the launch turned into a pantomime"
Verb: pantomime  'pan-tu,mIm
  1. Act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only
    "The acting students pantomimed eating an apple";
    - mime

Derived forms: pantomimed, pantomimes, pantomiming

Type of: act, acting, drama, dramatic play, performing, play, playact, playacting, playing, roleplay

Encyclopedia: Pantomime