animated cartoon


noun

a motion picture consisting of a sequence of drawings, each so slightly different that when filmed and run through a projector the figures seem to move.

Nearby words

  1. animality,
  2. animalize,
  3. animally,
  4. animate,
  5. animated,
  6. animated oat,
  7. animately,
  8. animatic,
  9. animation,
  10. animatism

Origin of animated cartoon

First recorded in 1910–15

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British Dictionary definitions for animated cartoon

animated cartoon

noun

a film produced by photographing a series of gradually changing drawings, etc, which give the illusion of movement when the series is projected rapidly
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