how to pronounce pantomime


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the above transcription of pantomime is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

pantomime is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of pantomime in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… got taught this by a pantomime Dame …”

meanings of pantomime


  1. A traditional theatrical entertainment, originally based on the commedia dell'arte, but later aimed mostly at children and involving physical comedy, topical jokes, call and response, and fairy-tale plots.
  2. The drama in ancient Greece and Rome featuring such performers; or (later) any of various kinds of performance modelled on such work.
  3. Gesturing without speaking; dumb-show, mime.
  4. A Classical comic actor, especially one who works mainly through gesture and mime.


  1. To entertain others by silent gestures or actions.
  2. To make (a gesture) without speaking.

pantomime frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word pantomime occurs in english on average 3.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics pantomime can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that pantomime can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to pantomime


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