Definition of animated
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
Examples of animated in a Sentence
She gave an animated description of the project.
After dinner, the discussion got more animated.
Many movies for kids are animated rather than live-action.
Recent Examples of animated from the Web
Replay officials confirmed the call on the field, and Price exited the dugout for an animated discussion with Culbreth, normally an automatic ejection.
The smash hit Broadway musical, based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, features music by Alan Menken with lyrics by Tim Rice and Howard Ashman.
Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature of the same name, the stage version includes songs by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice.
The show, which has 23 full-length songs, draws on both Victor Hugo's novel and Disney's 1996 animated film, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
A year ago, during a meeting in Bay Minette, Tyler famously tossed pennies on the floor during an animated public display to illustrate a need for the renewal of the 1 percent sales tax increase.
Animated clips tell us what all of those people listed in the closing credits of Pixar films do.
The smash hit Broadway musical, based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, features music by Alan Menken.
And so far, Sony has not announced plans to try to edit a kid-friendly version of Rogen’s R-rated, animated comedy Sausage Party, which would presumably mean bleeping a lot of wieners and buns.
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Did You Know?
Animated cartoon characters have been "given life" by film techniques, though the animation of drawings actually goes back to handheld toys in the 1830s. A child watching the cartoon may also be animated—squealing, laughing, and jumping around—as can a crowd of hockey fans or a rock-concert audience. And the best discussions and arguments are often highly animated.
Synonym Discussion of animated
ANIMATED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of animated for English Language Learners
: 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
ANIMATED Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of animated
1: endowed with life or the qualities of life
2: full of movement and activity
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