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noun     pantomime pronunciation in American English
/ˈpæntəˌmaɪm/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a type of entertainment with no words, only actions and expressions made with your face
    1. a.
      [countable] a play or piece of acting performed in this style
  2. 2
    [countable] theatre in the U.K., a play for children that makes them laugh, based on a traditional story and usually performed at Christmas
  3. 3
    [countable] British informal an annoying confused situation in which people are not behaving in a sensible way
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