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 Rendering gorgeous images at high resolution and frame rates strains the limits of ordinary computer architecture, resulting in a visual experience plagued by pixelated edges and long delays while images render. Lynne Peskoe-yang, Popular Mechanics, 27 May 2021 Hall and Watkinson used that language to issue an NFT for each CryptoPunk, figuring that people would be tickled by the idea of possessing little pixelated heads, perhaps trading them like baseball cards. New York Times, 12 May 2021 Once the terms were agreed upon—Invader was given exclusive access to the property for a week during its construction—the artist quietly dropped in to install the pixelated composition on the side of the home. Neal Leitereg, Forbes, 9 May 2021 Instead of a pixelated black and white screen, the Pix screen is in full color. Ramishah Maruf, CNN, 21 Apr. 2021 Even our beleaguered mayor Jacob Frey looks like Andy Samberg in poor, pixelated quality. Safy-hallan Farah, Rolling Stone, 21 Apr. 2021 With its mix of low-fi pixelated graphics, simple building and combat mechanics, and the option of a stress-free creative mode, Minecraft remains one of the best games ever to introduce young children to the wonderful world of gaming. Jon Martindale, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 Last month, nightly news channels led their programs with pixelated videos and photos of male Liberal Party staff members in Parliament masturbating onto the desks of female ministers. New York Times, 5 Apr. 2021 Think of an endless smorgasbord of Zoom calls, but with faceless strangers instead of pixelated colleagues. The Economist, 31 Mar. 2021

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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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The first known use of pixelated was in 1982

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7 Jun 2021

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“Pixelated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pixelated. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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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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