pan·​to·​mim·​ist ˈpan-tə-ˌmī-mist How to pronounce pantomimist (audio)
: an actor or dancer in pantomimes
: a composer of pantomimes

Examples of pantomimist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hat will be put to good use this weekend when Hager pays tribute to Red Skelton, the late pantomimist and radio and television comedian. San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Aug. 2019 Image Reo King Sanshiro, a pantomimist, was standing outside a Chinese restaurant on a busy street in Kumamoto City. New York Times, 21 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pantomimist was circa 1823

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“Pantomimist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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pan·​to·​mim·​ist ˈpant-ə-ˌmim-əst How to pronounce pantomimist (audio)
: an actor or dancer in pantomimes
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