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lifelike

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adjective life·like \ˈlīf-ˌlīk\

Simple Definition of lifelike

  • : looking like a real person or thing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lifelike

  1. :  accurately representing or imitating real life <a lifelike portrait>

lifelikeness noun

Examples of lifelike in a sentence

  1. The graphics in the video game are more lifelike than we imagined they would be.

  2. <the eyes of the lifelike portrait seem to follow visitors around the room>



14th Century

First Known Use of lifelike

14th century


LIFELIKE Defined for Kids

lifelike

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adjective life·like \ˈlīf-ˌlīk\

Definition of lifelike for Students

  1. :  very like something that is alive <a lifelike doll>





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