lifelike

adjective life·like \ ˈlīf-ˌlīk \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of lifelike

: accurately representing or imitating real life
  • a lifelike portrait

lifelikeness

noun

Examples of lifelike in a Sentence

  1. The graphics in the video game are more lifelike than we imagined they would be.

  2. the eyes of the lifelike portrait seem to follow visitors around the room

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First Known Use of lifelike

14th century


LIFELIKE Defined for English Language Learners

lifelike

adjective

Definition of lifelike for English Language Learners

  • : looking like a real person or thing


LIFELIKE Defined for Kids

lifelike

adjective life·like \ ˈlīf-ˌlīk \

Definition of lifelike for Students

: very like something that is alive a lifelike doll


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