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1a dramatic entertainment, originating in Roman mime, in which performers express meaning through gestures accompanied by music. an absurdly exaggerated piece of behavior:he made a pantomime of checking his watch informal a ridiculous or confused situation or event:the drive to town was a pantomime 2British a theatrical entertainment, mainly for children, that involves music, topical jokes, and slapstick comedy and is based on a fairy tale or nursery story, usually produced around Christmas.
verb [with object]
express or represent (something) by extravagant and exaggerated mime:the clown candidates pantomimed different emotions