full of life, action, or spirit; lively; vigorous: an animated debate on the death penalty.
made or equipped to move or give the appearance of moving in an animallike fashion: animated puppets.
containing representations of animals or mechanical objects that appear to move as real ones do: an animated window display.
- an·i·mat·ed·ly, adverb
- non·an·i·mat·ed, adjective
- o·ver·an·i·mat·ed, adjective
- o·ver·an·i·mat·ed·ly, adverb
- sem·i·an·i·mat·ed, adjective
- un·an·i·mat·ed, adjective
- un·an·i·mat·ed·ly, adverb
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How to use animated in a sentence
In 2001, Seth MacFarlane was the 27-year-old executive producer and creator of the not-yet-hit animated show Family Guy.The Mother of All Accidents - Issue 99: Universality | Sean B. Carroll | April 21, 2021 | Nautilus
After all, to make animated TV, actors needed equipment that would normally be at the studio.A scripted comedy series was about to be shut down by covid. So producers made everyone into a cartoon instead. | Steven Zeitchik | April 16, 2021 | Washington Post
Picture a debate or a negotiation and it’s likely you’re thinking of a rapid-fire exchange of arguments between two animated parties.Silence is the most misunderstood negotiation superpower | Anne Quito | April 8, 2021 | Quartz
Despite that colorful mythology, Disney still insists its animated film was based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
They came together to create a short, animated video to accompany Jungle Night, a new book by Boynton that takes little ones on a journey through a sleeping jungle.Sandra Boynton and Yo-Yo Ma in Conversation With a Kid Reporter About Their New Collaboration Jungle Night | TIME for Kids | March 23, 2021 | Time
Jones is a veteran of another beloved-yet-controversial animated series on Adult Swim, The Boondocks.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical | Stereo Williams | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Decades ago, the writer-director wrote an episode of the animated comedy that never was.Here’s the Lost Judd Apatow ‘Simpsons’ Episode, Penned by Judd Apatow | Asawin Suebsaeng | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
After some animated debate at the conference, Lelaie declared, with some frustration, “If you push on the stick, you will fly.”Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly? | Clive Irving | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
One wonders if his subsequent battles with the “Evil Empire” were animated by this belief.
It is the most animated this Downton Abbey fan has ever seen Lady Grantham.The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain | Tim Teeman | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Longcluse looked animated—smiling; but a stupendous load lay on his heart.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
A stronger heart than Michael's might have quailed in his position; yet the pressure from without animated and invigorated him.
Nothing could be more animated than the scene before me, and which spread to the utmost reach of view.
We need hardly say that the conversation was animated, and that it bore largely on the life-history of the absent Susy.The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
It is only the servile adulation of later writers that has pictured Bruce as animated by patriotism.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
British Dictionary definitions for animated
full of vivacity and spirit; lively
characterized by movement and activity: an animated scene met her eye
possessing life; animate
moving or appearing to move as if alive: an animated display
pertaining to cinematographic animation
- animatedly, adverb
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