- 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.
Origin of animated
Related Wordsvigorously, nimbly, eagerly, hastily, carefully, earnestly, energetically, laboriously, diligently, painstakingly, enthusiastically, restlessly, ardently, hurriedly, purposefully, assiduously, strongly, seriously, heavily, severely
Examples from the Web for animatedly
“I think that would be a great idea,” Berman responds, animatedly.The Last Liberal?
May 26, 2010
"She's no slouch of a scribe neither," continued Corbin animatedly.
The look of his eyes was resolute, calm, and animatedly alert, as never before.War and Peace
Now, said Burton animatedly, consider what Zip has had to do.The Boy Patrol Around the Council Fire
Edward Sylvester Ellis
"I am not so simple as not to be able to make a distinction," replied Piotr animatedly.The Created Legend
"There's Pleydon, the sculptor," the youth told her animatedly.Linda Condon
- 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
Word Origin and History for animatedly
1530s, "alive," past participle adjective from animate (v.). Meaning "mentally excited" is from 1530s; "full of activity" from 1580s. The "moving pictures" sense is attested from 1895; of cartoons from 1897. Related: Animatedly.