adverb or adjective

an·​i·​ma·​to ˌä-nə-ˈmä-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce animato (audio)
: with animation
used as a direction in music

Word History


Italian, from Latin animatus

First Known Use

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of animato was circa 1724

Dictionary Entries Near animato

Cite this Entry

“Animato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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