adjective an·i·mat·ed \-ˌmā-təd\

: 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

Full Definition of ANIMATED

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>
:  having the appearance of something alive <an unusually animated piece of sculpture>
:  made in the form of an animated cartoon <an animated film>
an·i·mat·ed·ly adverb

Examples of ANIMATED

  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.

First Known Use of ANIMATED


Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany


adjective an·i·mat·ed \-ˌmāt-əd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANIMATED

:  endowed with life or the qualities of life
:  full of movement and activity


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