an·​i·​ma·​tron·​ic | \ˌa-nə-mə-ˈträ-nik \

Definition of animatronic 

: of, relating to, or being a puppet or similar figure that is animated by means of electromechanical devices

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animatronically \ -​ni-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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The difference is especially obvious in the massive lobby, a traditional spot for children to watch shows featuring animatronic Great Wolf characters. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Chance the Rapper leads camp kids in test run at Great Wolf Lodge, Gurnee's newly renovated water park," 21 June 2018 At Art Museum exhibit runs through Sept. 16, with animatronic sculptures and interactive art. Mary Lou Cruz,, "Davie area events July 18-28," 14 July 2018 Rock-afire's animatronic robot band features original characters from the 1980s, including Fatz Geronimo, a keyboard-playing silverback gorilla. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "It's true: The ShowBiz Pizza robot band is back, at a retro arcade bar | The Kansas City Star," 22 May 2018 Don't forget about this semi-scary robot on Disney's Carousel of Progress ride, which features an audio-animatronic Swiftie lookalike stroking a ski boot. Elisa, Seventeen, "9 Random Humans Who Look Exactly Like Taylor Swift," 5 May 2015 The exhibit features animatronic dinosaurs, full skeletons, actual fossils and interactive displays. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "New Union Station exhibit has life-sized moving dinosaurs and bones you can touch," 29 June 2018 Even with a giant, animatronic snake — actually, there are several of us! — Taylor manages to make the space feel intimate. Rebecca Farley,, "Taylor Swift Swings Through Manchester For A Moving Reputation Concert," 11 June 2018 Giant hissing, blood-sucking, fluttering animatronic bugs. Stephan Salisbury,, "What to see in Philadelphia's museums this summer," 6 June 2018 The latest livestreaming event from World Disney World started off dark and included no human beings — not even animatronic ones. Dewayne Bevil,, "Sunrise at Disney World: What we saw," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of animatronic

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for animatronic

short for audio-animatronic

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