Definition of animated in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈanəˌmādəd/


1Full of life or excitement; lively: an animated conversation
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  • I don't understand this phenomenon that jump starts my brain in animated conversation or heated exchange and petrifies it to molasses when I ask it to be creative.
  • I watch a chic woman with full make up and a glittering green bikini conduct an animated mobile phone conversation while strolling up and down and smoking.
  • Author Margie Palatini employs word play, puns, and satire in this animated mystery, a lively spoof of the 1960s television series Dragnet.
lively, spirited, high-spirited, energetic, adrenalized, full of life, excited, enthusiastic, eager, alive, active, vigorous, vibrant, vital, vivacious, buoyant, exuberant, ebullient, effervescent, bouncy, bubbly, perky
informal bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, bright and breezy, chirpy, chipper, peppy
2(Of a movie or image) made using animation techniques: an animated version of the classic fairy tale
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  • Girl 24 is an animated film employing stop-motion techniques in the style of Jan Svankmajer and the Brothers Quay.
  • Sir Ian is currently working on the animated film version of the classic children's animation series The Magic Roundabout.
  • This blithely idiosyncratic, almost dialogue-free animated film concerns an old lady's quest to recover her grandson after he is mysteriously kidnapped during the Tour de France.



Pronunciation: /ˈanəˌmādidlē/
Example sentences
  • When it was his time to take the oath, he signed the book, then went on to chat animatedly to the Speaker, who grasped his hand, held it in a firm grip, and shook it five times.
  • At one point during the evening, Camejo paced outside the Town Hall animatedly speaking into a cell phone.
  • His deep, distinctive voice resounds, he gestures animatedly and his enthusiasm becomes infectious.

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Syllabification: an·i·mat·ed

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