Pantomimical vs Pantomime - What's the difference?

pantomimical | pantomime |

Pantomimical is a related term of pantomime.

As a adjective pantomimical

is of or like a pantomime.

As a noun pantomime is


As a verb pantomime is

to gesture without speaking.

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  • Of or like a pantomime.
  • 1768: The old man, during this pantomimical conversation, in some degree recovered his spirits;'' — , ''An Account of Captain Wallis's Voyage in 1766, 7, and 8, in his Majesty's ship the Dolphin , section V []



    (en noun)
  • * Tylor
  • [He] saw a pantomime perform so well that he could follow the performance from the action alone.
  • (historical) The drama in ancient Greece and Rome featuring such performers; or (later) any of various kinds of performance modelled on such work.
  • (UK) A traditional theatrical entertainment, originally based on the commedia dell'arte, but later aimed mostly at children and involving physical comedy, topical jokes, and fairy-tale plots.
  • Gesturing without speaking; dumb-show, mime.
  • * 1851 ,
  • A staid, steadfast man, whose life for the most part was a telling pantomime of action, and not a tame chapter of sounds.
  • * 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 26:
  • In pantomime , Chief Joyi would fling his spear and creep along the veld as he narrated the victories and defeats.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=October 20 , author=Michael da Silva , title=Stoke 3 - 0 Macc Tel-Aviv , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=With the Stoke supporters jeering Ziv's every subsequent touch, the pantomime atmosphere created by the home crowd reached a crescendo when Ziv was shown a straight red shortly after the break in extraordinary circumstances.}}

    Derived terms

    * panto

    See also

    * sign language

    See also

    * dumb show


  • To gesture without speaking.
  • To entertain others by silent gestures or actions.