pantomimist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pantomimist an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pantomimist An actor in pantomime; also, a composer of pantomimes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pantomimist One who acts in pantomime.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pantomimist an actor in a pantomime
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.—Gr. pantomimos, imitator of all—pas, pantos, all, mimos, an imitator.

Usage

In literature:

Before he could open it, Mr Folair, the pantomimist, thrust in his head.
"The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby" by Charles Dickens
Gratitude is undoubtedly a thing that should not be attempted by the amateur pantomimist.
"Diary of a Pilgrimage" by Jerome K. Jerome
Pantomimists, and dancing girls with bare faces, have replaced Paulus and Roscius.
"Thais" by Anatole France
Even the poor pantomimist of Drury Lane felt himself his superior.
"Character" by Samuel Smiles
These strolling clowns are pantomimists, singers, comedians.
"A Second Book of Operas" by Henry Edward Krehbiel
His father was one of a troupe of Ephesian pantomimists, and his mother a golden-haired Cyprian dancer.
"A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete" by Georg Ebers
They are called pantomimists.
"The Magnificent Lovers (Les Amants magnifiques)" by Molière
The women were only dancers (and Pantomimists).
"A History of Pantomime" by R. J. Broadbent
As a mere pantomimist he was without a title.
"A Book of the Play" by Dutton Cook
He was trained for an acrobat and tight-rope walking, and came to this country with a troup of pantomimists.
"The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 20, March 25, 1897" by Various
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In poetry:

Good fortune worked no change in BROWN,
Though she's a mighty social chymist;
He was a clown - and by a clown
I do not mean a pantomimist.
"The Folly of Brown -" by William Schwenck Gilbert