pan·​to·​mim·​ist | \ ˈpan-tə-ˌmī-mist How to pronounce pantomimist (audio) , -ˌmi- \

Definition of pantomimist

1 : an actor or dancer in pantomimes
2 : a composer of pantomimes

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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, "12 things to do in San Diego this weekend: Barona Powwow, Latinx New Play Festival, Sand Sculpting Challenge," 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, "Traveling Across Japan," 21 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of pantomimist

circa 1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pantomimist was circa 1823

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“Pantomimist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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