Definition of anime in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈanɪmeɪ/
Pronunciation: /ˈanɪmə/


[mass noun]
A style of Japanese film and television animation, typically aimed at adults as well as children. Compare with manga.
Example sentences
  • The third disc of this set contains a mediocre anime film with great animation and music.
  • Mamoru Oshii is probably the only director in the world who makes art films under the guise of traditional anime.
  • I admit I am a purist when it comes to my anime and I like it in its original Japanese with subs.


1980s: Japanese, shortened from animēshon, based on English animation.

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