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I need the defenation of pantomime.?

the defenation of this word!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    pan‧to‧mime  /ˈpæntəˌmaɪm/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[pan-tuh-mahym] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation noun, verb, -mimed, -mim‧ing.

    –noun

    1.the art or technique of conveying emotions, actions, feelings, etc., by gestures without speech.

    2.a play or entertainment in which the performers express themselves mutely by gestures, often to the accompaniment of music.

    3.significant gesture without speech.

    4.an actor in dumb show, as in ancient Rome.

    5.Also called Christmas pantomime. a form of theatrical spectacle common in England during the Christmas season, generally adapted from a fairy tale and including stock character types who perform songs and dances, tell jokes, etc.

    –verb (used with object)

    6.to represent or express in pantomime.

    –verb (used without object)

    7.to express oneself in pantomime.

    Source(s): dictionary.com
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  • 1 decade ago

    Pantomime

    1. To act out in a very over the top way.

    2. A truly mad old English tradition still performed today of rampant cross dressing and Carry On style humour performed on stage primarily for kids.

    Extremely popular at Christmas and always traditionally contains the phrase 'It's behind you!' no matter what the production. Also the place where z-list celebs earn their keep.

    Completely hatstand! All Americans should catch one when in Blighty, as it will pop their heads!

    1. God this is getting to be a right pantomime.

    2. I wonder which long forgotten reality TV show 'celebrity' will be the pantomime dame in our production of Cinderella?

    2. pantomime

    communication only by gestures or facial expressions, no words.

    You can see several people use pantomime in other foreign countries.

    3. pantomime

    a wicked good song by the rock group Incubus, which poetically speaks of fantasies and showing emotion with gestures! yay!

    "in my fantasy/you look good intwined/in my hair and skin and spit and sweat and spilled red wine"

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  • 1 decade ago

    The definiton of a pantomime is:

    As a noun:

    1a : an ancient Roman dramatic performance featuring a solo dancer and a narrative chorus b : any of various dramatic or dancing performances in which a story is told by expressive bodily or facial movements of the performers c : a British theatrical entertainment of the Christmas season based on a nursery tale and featuring topical songs, tableaux, and dances

    2a : conveyance of a story by bodily or facial movements especially in drama or dance b : the art or genre of conveying a story by bodily movements only

    - pan·to·mim·ic /"pan-t&-'mi-mik/ adjective

    As a verb:

    intransitive verb : to engage in pantomime

    transitive verb : to represent by pantomime

    Hope this helps you out!

    Source(s): www.m-w.com
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  • raj
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Pantomime (theatre), a type of comic theatrical performance in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand and Australia

    mime, a silent performance by a mime artist

    Pantomime (album), debut album of Japanese rock band: the pillows; or a same named song in that album

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  • 1 decade ago

    As taken from websters :an ancient Roman dramatic performance featuring a solo dancer and a narrative chorus b : any of various dramatic or dancing performances in which a story is told by expressive bodily or facial movements of the performers c : a British theatrical entertainment of the Christmas season based on a nursery tale and featuring topical songs, tableaux, and dances

    3 a : conveyance of a story by bodily or facial movements especially in drama or dance b : the art or genre of conveying a story by bodily movements only

    Source(s): Websters
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  • 1 decade ago

    Check out the answer with a dictionary or on line at:

    http://www3.merriam-webster.com/opendictionary/

    BTW it will help you how to spell definition too and if you hadn't noticed so does yahoo when writing and answering a question.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The word is "definition". And the tool is called a dictionary.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1.Play without words

    2.Expression by bodily orfacial movements

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  • Judy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Look at dictionary.com or a paper dictionary. While you're there, look up definition also.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    go to www.dictionary.com

    Source(s): I`ve used that site A LOT.
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