pixelated

adjective
pix·​e·​lat·​ed | \ˈpik-sə-ˌlā-təd \

Definition of pixelated 

of an image

: displayed in such a manner that individual pixels are discernible

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What's exists so far feels like an early side-scrolling shooter mixed with a Super Mario Brothers title—albeit with a pixelated cat that shoots laser beams out of its eyes instead of a shapeshifting Italian plumber. Ryan Smith, Chicago Reader, "Animals / News / Technology / The Internet Famous feline Lil' Bub gets her own video game—built by Chicago's Logan Arcade," 23 May 2018 Those small, pixelated 12-by-12 grid images only bear a passing resemblance to today’s far more detailed emoji, but there’s a clear line that can be drawn between Kurita’s early work and the thousands of emoji characters on our phones. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Emoji is the latest book from the Standards Manual design duo," 30 Apr. 2018 On Monday evening, as the Dodgers protected a three-run lead, the pixelated digits carried more weight than usual. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "Diamondbacks get three runs off Jansen, two in 15th for double comeback win," 3 Apr. 2018 There’s a flicker onscreen whenever López connects, then a blur of pixelated color as his face comes into view. Wil S. Hylton, New York Times, "Can Venezuela Be Saved?," 1 Mar. 2018 The volunteer uniforms are baggy gray jackets, trimmed with a bright-red, pixelated compilation of the Korean alphabet, Hangul. Claire Galofaro, The Seattle Times, "Who ran the Olympics? Volunteer corps of mostly young women," 24 Feb. 2018 The volunteer uniforms are baggy gray jackets, trimmed with a bright-red, pixelated compilation of the Korean alphabet, Hangul. Washington Post, "Who ran the Olympics? Volunteer corps of mostly young women," 24 Feb. 2018 Lowe taunted fans further by posting a pixelated image adding on to the anticipation surrounding N.E.R.D's return. Nerisha Penrose, Billboard, "N.E.R.D Might Be Releasing a New Single Sooner Than We Think," 31 Oct. 2017 One of the most popular Halloween makeup options is pixelated face makeup, which has been pinned more than 26,000 times. Ajc Homepage, AJC.com, "Best 2017 pop culture Halloween costumes," 13 Oct. 2017

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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

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of pixelated

of an image on a computer or television screen : made up of a small number of large pixels that produce a picture which is not clear or sharp

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