• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pantomimic Of or pertaining to the pantomime; representing by dumb show. "Pantomimic gesture."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: High-wire acts have been enjoyed since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Antique medals have been excavated from Greek islands depicting men ascending inclined cords and walking across ropes stretched between cliffs. The Greeks called these high-wire performers neurobates or oribates. In the Roman city of Herculaneum there is a fresco representing an aerialist high on a rope, dancing and playing a flute. Sometimes Roman tightrope walkers stretched cables between the tops of two neighboring hills and performed comic dances and pantomimes while crossing.
    • pantomimic Pertaining to or of the nature of pantomime or dumb-show; representing characters and actions by dumb-show.
    • n pantomimic A player in a pantomime.
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Who can guess how much industry and providence and affection we have caught from the pantomime of brutes?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. pantomimique,


In literature:

Change there ought to be, but it mustn't be like a transformation scene in a pantomime.
"Mr. Prohack" by E. Arnold Bennett
I went to see the Pantomime this Christmas in our town.
"Punch, or The London Charivari, Vol. 100., Jan. 17, 1891" by Various
This little pantomime did not escape the Baron, who looked hard at his wife.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
The only DRURIOLANUS, and the only Pantomime in the Tame West.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100., Jan. 10, 1891" by Various
Here, as in most photoplays, the attempted lover-conversations in pantomime are but indifferent things.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
This dance requires considerable dramatic pantomime.
"Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs" by Alice C. Fletcher
But what did the pantomime mean?
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 15, No. 87, March, 1875" by Various
He used to act his subject, apparently without premeditated art, in the liveliest pantomime.
"The Life of John Ruskin" by W. G. Collingwood
Every Friday in the year the same pantomime is performed.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
Deaf mutes also excel in pantomime.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, April, 1876." by Various

In poetry:

Together we crowed over
The show, we laughed in chime,
But now it tires and dazzles,
Thy lovely pantomime.
"The Eternal Infant" by Manmohan Ghose
He cries, "Go on - begin, begin!
Turn on the light of lime -
I'm dressed for jolly Old Christmas, in
A favourite pantomime!"
"At a Pantomime." by William Schwenck Gilbert
They've seen that ghastly pantomime,
They've felt its blighting breath,
They know that rollicking Christmas-time
Meant Cold and Want and Death, -
"At a Pantomime." by William Schwenck Gilbert
And she’s wearing a dress - she couldn’t do less
Like the fairy in our pantomime was
So delightfully thin - if you got a look in
You could very near see what the time was.
"The Wedding That Never Was" by Billy Bennett
He pointed a blind where strange shadows were seen—
Wild pantomime hinting of revels within—
‘We’ll drop on M‘Fly, if you’ll listen to me,
‘And prove we are right to O’Hara, J. P.’’
"O'Hara, J.P." by Henry Lawson
'Ah, but she knew me. And before this time
I have seen her, lending ear
To my light outdoor words, and pondering each,
Her frail white finger swayed in pantomime,
As if she fain would close with me in speech,
And yet would not come near.
"The Wistful Lady" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Left fielder Michael Morse pantomimes a home run swing after returning to the batter's box following an umpire's review of his grand slam in the first inning.
Marcel Marceau , the wiry French mime who mostly performed as the chalk-faced Bip and did much to revive the art of pantomime, died Saturday in France.
A pantomime learning performance, including a brief presentation on the history of mime , will be held at the senior center on Monday, Jan 24, at 12:45 pm The performance follows the talk.
Michael Morse hits pantomime home run.
Not Christmas Without Pantomime .
(PHOTO: Centerstage Theatre)English pantomimes have an image problem.
For some reason pantomimes are a Christmas tradition in Britain but the thematic material has little to do with the season.
Vanilla Ice to Appear in Pantomime Performance of 'Peter Pan'.
Vanilla Ice is set to play Captain Hook in a pantomime performance of Peter Pan at a theater in England later this year.
Episode 46: plastic pantomime .
After his first big catch in Texas' victory at Texas Tech on Saturday, the UT wide receiver imitated the Red Raiders' "guns-up" hand sign and then pantomimed holstering the two imaginary sidearms.
That is, I normally do shows at Christmas, but not those peculiar events known only to the British, called pantomimes.
Lighting director Chris Chisnall used Compulite Vector Green and Blue lighting consoles on the Granada TV production of the Coronation Street Pantomime.
Michael Morse pantomimes a swing to get his grand slam going for more.
Wednesday evening, Les Pierrettes dedicated the organization's annual ball to Pierrot, the French master of pantomime.