Definition of lifelike in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlīfˌlīk/


Very similar to the person or thing represented: an etching of a lifelike horse
More example sentences
  • Another act of remembrance was the commissioning of detailed, lifelike, and convincing portraits of their ancestors.
  • It's a very accurate and lifelike representation, and it belies its shoestring budget.
  • He seems mostly to be running (he was one of the most hunted) and his curved horns are often detailed with lifelike ribbing.
realistic, true to life, representational, faithful, exact, precise, detailed, vivid, graphic, natural, naturalistic;
Art  kitchen-sink



Example sentences
  • Chekhov wrote The Steppe, appropriately the first tale in this volume, when he was 28, and it is a kind of manifesto of Chekhovian lifelikeness.
  • He wrote that early photographs struck viewers as familiar (like drawings), but also as strange in their ‘mirror-like detail’, their lifelikeness.
  • The creation of a lifelikeness in art (a human-made ‘look-alike’) is perceived as a distraction that may jeopardize this relationship, causing the heavenly double to withdraw its spiritual protection.

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Syllabification: life·like

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