Definition of claymation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌklāˈmāSH(ə)n/
(also trademark Claymation)


A method of animation in which clay figures are filmed using stop-motion photography.
Example sentences
  • The characters in this live-action film resemble claymation figures, which gives the film a surreal aura of detachment.
  • She put together a class for my brothers and me and a few friends, and every Tuesday we'd do a new type of animated film: stop motion, drawn, claymation, and eventually live action.
  • Now, it has strengthened the ties not only between computer animation and traditional claymation, but also with real-time puppetry.


1980s: from clay + animation.

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Syllabification: clay·ma·tion

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