Definition for PAN'TO-MIME

PAN'TO-MIME, n. [L. pantomimus; Gr. παντομιμος; πας, παν, all, and μιμος, a mimic.]

  1. One that imitates all sorts of action and characters without speaking; one that expresses his meaning by mute action. The pantomimes of antiquity used to express in gestures and action, whatever the chorus sung, changing their countenance and behavior as the subject of the song varied. – Encyc.
  2. A scene or representation in dumb show.
  3. A species of musical entertainment. – Busby.

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