animatronics

noun

an·​i·​ma·​tron·​ics ˌa-nə-mə-ˈträ-niks How to pronounce animatronics (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: technology dealing with animatronic animation

Examples of animatronics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Following a romantic picnic outing between Mickey and Minnie that goes awry, guests are jolted from roving green hills to a cragged canyon to a waterfall and beyond, which appear seamlessly on walls and animatronics in poppy, cartoon style. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 27 Jan. 2023 First opened in 1989, the ride is a 10-minute log flume that takes viewers through woods populated with singing animatronics and a final, splash-heavy drop at the end. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 23 Jan. 2023 Digital projections, lifelike animatronics and even the cast-member attendants are characters in the adventure. Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel, 19 Jan. 2023 This year the theme is animatronics; most of the trees feature movement. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Journal Sentinel, 8 Dec. 2022 The project, funded with an investment of 25 million euros, has design company Intamin Amusement Rides and Sally Corporation, which specializes in the development of dark rides and animatronics design, on board. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 30 Nov. 2022 Collaborating on the creation are design company Intamin Amusement Rides and Sally Corp., which specializes in the development of dark rides and animatronics design. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Nov. 2022 In addition to the animatronics, there is an outdoor fossil dig, a play area and a photo op. Dallas News, 5 Jan. 2022 The game, set on a starship seemingly overrun with animatronics, will find players in control of the mysterious Judas, who must make and break alliances in order to survive. Richard Newby, Time, 18 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of animatronics was in 1971

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“Animatronics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/animatronics. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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