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pantomime

noun     /ˈpæn.tə.maɪm/ US  /-t̬ə-/
[C] (UK informal panto) (in Britain) a funny musical play based on traditional children's stories, performed especially at ChristmasSpectacles and performancesDrama and plays [C or U] → mime noun: It's an evening of music, drama and pantomime.Acting, rehearsing and performing
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