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animated

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

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
:  having the appearance of something alive <an unusually animated piece of sculpture>
3
:  made in the form of an animated cartoon <an animated film>
an·i·mat·ed·ly adverb
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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

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>.

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany
ANIMATEDLY Defined for Kids

animated

adjective an·i·mat·ed \ˈa-nə-ˌmā-təd\

Definition of ANIMATED for Kids

1
:  full of life and energy :  lively <an animated discussion>
2
:  appearing to be alive or moving <animated cartoon characters>
Medical Dictionary

animated

adjective an·i·mat·ed \-ˌmāt-əd\

Medical Definition of ANIMATED

1
:  endowed with life or the qualities of life
2
:  full of movement and activity

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