an·​i·​ma·​tron·​ic ˌa-nə-mə-ˈträ-nik How to pronounce animatronic (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a puppet or similar figure that is animated by means of electromechanical devices
animatronically adverb

Examples of animatronic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On May 24, a company spokeswoman told The New York Times that Chuck E. Cheese heard the pleas of nostalgic fans and decided to increase the number of animatronic bands that will stay to five. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 30 May 2024 As the log moves uphill, an animatronic figure resembling Tiana greets riders while wearing a white chef’s jacket, gray slacks, and a multicolored necktie. Raven Brunner, Peoplemag, 30 May 2024 In a 2017 interview, Bushnell said he was originally inspired by watching the animatronic animal show in the Tiki Room at Disneyland, tasking his engineers with coming up with a mascot for what was then called Coyote Pizza. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 14 May 2024 The animatronic group that has been a staple at the Chuck E. Cheese pizza and arcade chain for four decades is going into a permanent deep freeze by the end of this year due to changing tastes among the ball pit set. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for animatronic 

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Word History


short for audio-animatronic

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of animatronic was in 1972

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“Animatronic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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