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animated

[ an-uh-mey-tid ]
/ ˈæn əˌmeɪ tɪd /
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Definition of animated

adjective
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.
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Origin of animated

First recorded in 1525–35; animate + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for animated

animated
/ (ˈænɪˌmeɪtɪd) /

adjective
full of vivacity and spirit; lively
characterized by movement and activityan animated scene met her eye
possessing life; animate
moving or appearing to move as if alivean animated display
pertaining to cinematographic animation

Derived forms of animated

animatedly, adverb
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