animatronic

adjective 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

animatronically

play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Recent Examples of animatronic from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'animatronic.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of animatronic

short for audio-animatronic


Learn More about animatronic


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up animatronic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

serious difficulty or misfortune

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!