an·​i·​ma·​tron·​ics | \ ˌa-nə-mə-ˈträ-niks How to pronounce animatronics (audio) \

Definition of animatronics

: technology dealing with animatronic animation

Examples of animatronics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rise is considered the most technically sophisticated Disney attraction, incorporating three distinct ride systems, animatronics and synchronized moments between music and visuals. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney World: Rise of the Resistance hopefuls have mere seconds to catch the ride," 16 Oct. 2020 For the first time in the show’s history, animatronics have been integrated into a Masked Singer costume. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Who Is Serpent on 'The Masked Singer'? The Answer Is Obvious, Fans Say," 30 Sep. 2020 For others, the holiday offers up a chance to finally unleash their spooky sides and embrace the macabre and deck their pads out with everything from terror-inducing animatronics to fake cobwebs and so much more. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "20 spooktacular Halloween decorations you can get on sale," 29 Aug. 2020 At least 80% of the dinos are animatronics, which move and roar, said Sanjay Syal, president and CEO of Pinnacle Production Group. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "About 100 life-size dinosaurs are coming to Waukesha. Here's what to know about Dinosaur Adventure Drive-Thru.," 25 Aug. 2020 The life-size animatronics are designed to be exhibited in museums, zoos and theme parks, The News reported in 2020. Alyssa Fernandez, Dallas News, "Allen, Texas: How the city earned its title as one of the best suburbs in the country," 24 June 2020 The North Texas city is also the home of Billings Production, a premier dinosaur animatronics manufacturer. Alyssa Fernandez, Dallas News, "Allen, Texas: How the city earned its title as one of the best suburbs in the country," 24 June 2020 Ahmad said his crew will construct sets and photo ops with cages, animatronics and interactive elements. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A 'Tiger King'-inspired pop-up is coming to Cudahy's City Lounge this summer," 18 June 2020

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First Known Use of animatronics

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Animatronics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/animatronics. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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