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noun an·i·me \ˈa-nə-ˌmā, ˈä-nē-\

Simple Definition of anime

  • : a style of animation that was created in Japan and that uses colorful images, strong characters, and stories that have a lot of action

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of anime

  1. :  a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterized by stark colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots often with fantastic or futuristic themes

Origin and Etymology of anime

Japanese, animation, short for animēshiyon, from English


First Known Use: 1988

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ANIME Defined for Kids

anime

noun an·i·me \ˈa-nə-ˌmā, ˈä-nē-\

Definition of anime for Students

  1. :  a style of animation that was created in Japan and that uses colorful images, strong characters, and action-filled plots




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