- 1The state of being full of life or vigor; liveliness: they started talking with animationMore example sentences
- Her back was to me, but I could imagine her face, eyes sparkling with animation, her full attention on him, not slightly off to the side as it often was.
- Her animation and liveliness engaged her young students, as evidenced by the children's laughter and high degree of participation.
- They'd gone to a Karnal concert, and the girl who'd been talking with vibrant animation in her voice, turned to the guy.
- 1.1chiefly • archaic The state of being alive.More example sentences
- He argues that Western societies generally have regarded abortions occurring before the fetus showed signs of animation as not criminal in nature.
- Even immobile beings that show no signs of animation or spirituality harbors within it the divine life-force that brought it into being.
- 2The technique of photographing successive drawings or positions of puppets or models to create an illusion of movement when the movie is shown as a sequence: [as modifier]: animation techniques animations as backdrops for live actionMore example sentences
- In creating his animations, he films the drawings as he adds or erases the images.
- Paintings, drawings, animations and at last the feature films all augment our appreciation of Lord of the Rings.
- Many of the images come from Hollywood movies, including Walt Disney animations.
- 2.1 (also computer animation) The manipulation of electronic images by means of a computer in order to create moving images.More example sentences
- It needs Flash and sound to get the full effect, but underneath the excellent animation is a great site concerned with factory farming and local food production.
- The computer animation is top-notch and the characters are delightful and entertaining for the most part.
- High levels of detail are also noticeable in player movements and animations.
mid 16th century (in the sense 'encouragement'): from Latin animatio(n-), from animare 'instill with life' (see animate). Sense 1 dates from the early 19th century.