Share this entry

live action Line breaks: live ac¦tion

Definition of live action in English:


[mass noun]
Action in films involving filming real people or animals, as contrasted with animation or computer-generated effects.
Example sentences
  • Unique within the Calling Card program, it's a film that mixes live action with stop-motion animation.
  • In that respect the animation fares much better than Japanese live action films dubbed to English.
  • You may think that an animated film cannot match live action for a good, scary mystery.

Definition of live action in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources