pix·​e·​lat·​ed | \ ˈpik-sə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce pixelated (audio) \

Definition of pixelated

of an image
: displayed in such a manner that individual pixels are discernible

Examples of pixelated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The popular video game, where players build tools and create in a pixelated world, previously honored Technoblade on social media following his death. Los Angeles Times, 5 July 2022 The blurry, pixelated video shows Biden placing the blue ribbon of the Army's Medal of Honor around the neck of Spc. Bayliss Wagner, USA TODAY, 15 July 2022 Now, arcade-goers — many drawn in by the cabinet’s bright, pixelated graphics — could stand shoulder to shoulder to take on Shredder’s Foot Soldier goons. Gene Park, Washington Post, 16 June 2022 Deepak Thapliyal, the chief executive of the cryptocurrency company Chain, who purchased a rare NFT of a pixelated alien in February for $23.7 million, isn’t afraid. Pranshu Verma, Washington Post, 25 May 2022 Since the late ’90s, Invader’s pixelated pieces inspired by popular 8-bit Atari arcade games have been plastered on the streets of more than 65 cities across 33 countries. Spencer Elliott, Forbes, 18 May 2022 Though the decision to include pixelated drawings of naked humans in the mix may seem odd at first blush, researchers have good reason to include them, reasoning that aliens would, naturally, want to know what humans look like. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 May 2022 Has the market for rudimentary pixelated cartoon heads already peaked? Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 9 May 2022 The collectibles market—such as memes, avatars, graphics, sports moments, and pixelated creatures—has also been growing, accounting for 38% of transactions since July 2020. Lucy Sherriff, Fortune, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of pixelated

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pixelated

pixel + -ated (after pixilated)

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“Pixelated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pixelated. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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