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animated

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adjective an·i·mat·ed \-ˌmā-təd\

Simple Definition of animated

  • : full of life and energy

  • : produced by the creation of a series of drawings, pictures, etc., that are shown quickly one after another : produced through the process of animation

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of animated

  1. 1 a :  endowed with life or the qualities of life :  alive b :  full of movement and activity <an animated crowd> c :  full of vigor and spirit :  lively <an animated discussion>

  2. 2 :  having the appearance of something alive <an unusually animated piece of sculpture>

  3. 3 :  made in the form of an animated cartoon <an animated film>

animatedly

adverb

Examples of animated in a sentence

  1. She gave an animated description of the project.

  2. After dinner, the discussion got more animated.

  3. Many movies for kids are animated rather than live-action.



1534

First Known Use of animated

1534

Synonym Discussion of animated

lively, animated, vivacious, sprightly, gay mean keenly alive and spirited. lively suggests briskness, alertness, or energy <a lively debate on the issues>. animated applies to what is spirited and active <an animated discussion of current events>. vivacious suggests an activeness of gesture and wit, often playful or alluring <a vivacious party host>. sprightly suggests lightness and spirited vigor of manner or wit <a tuneful, sprightly musical>. gay stresses complete freedom from care and overflowing spirits <the gay spirit of Paris in the 1920s>.

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ANIMATED Defined for Kids

animated

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adjective an·i·mat·ed \ˈa-nə-ˌmā-təd\

Definition of animated for Students

  1. 1 :  full of life and energy :  lively <an animated discussion>

  2. 2 :  appearing to be alive or moving <animated cartoon characters>




Medical Dictionary

animated

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adjective an·i·mat·ed \-ˌmāt-əd\

Medical Definition of animated

  1. 1:  endowed with life or the qualities of life

  2. 2:  full of movement and activity





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