noun an·i·ma·teur \ˌa-nə-mə-ˈtər\

Definition of animateur



  1. :  someone who leads and encourages participation in a particular activity and especially in a cultural or artistic activity Like other animateurs, he juggles several projects at once: last year … he was working with youth groups preparing a children's opera … at the same time, he was working with the … Community Choir as well as leading other school projects. — Edward Marriott, Music Magazine, 1 Feb. 2004

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Origin and Etymology of animateur

borrowed from French, from animer “to 2animate” + -ateur -ator

First Known Use: 1950

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