pantomimist

pantomimist

[pan-tuh-mahy-mist]
noun
1.
a person who acts in pantomime.
2.
the author of a pantomime.

Origin:
1830–40; pantomime + -ist

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pantomime (ˈpæntəˌmaɪm)
 
n
1.  in Britain
 a.  Sometimes shortened to: panto a kind of play performed at Christmas time characterized by farce, music, lavish sets, stock roles, and topical jokes
 b.  (as modifier): a pantomime horse
2.  a theatrical entertainment in which words are replaced by gestures and bodily actions
3.  action without words as a means of expression
4.  (in ancient Rome) an actor in a dumb show
5.  informal chiefly (Brit) a confused or farcical situation
 
vb
6.  another word for mime
 
[C17: via Latin from Greek pantomīmos; see panto-, mime]
 
pantomimic
 
adj
 
pantomimist
 
n

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