Friday, January 23, 2009

pan•to•mime |ˈpantəˌmīm| noun

1. a dramatic entertainment, originating in Roman mime, in which performers express meaning through gestures accompanied by music.
• an absurdly exaggerated piece of behavior : he made a pantomime of checking his watch.
• informal a ridiculous or confused situation or event : American mainstream journalism is a pantomime of what actual journalism is like.

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