animatic

[ an-uh-mat-ik ]
/ ˌæn əˈmæt ɪk /

noun

a preliminary form of a film, television commercial, or other video, consisting of a series of drawings with audio, usually compiled using video editing software.

adjective

of or relating to animatics.

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Origin of animatic

First recorded in 1975–80; perhaps a blend of animate or animation and automatic
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