[ ah-nuh-mah-toh, an-uh-; Italian ah-nee-mah-taw ]
/ ˌɑ nəˈmɑ toʊ, ˌæn ə-; Italian ˌɑ niˈmɑ tɔ /
animated; lively. Abbreviation: anim.
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Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of animato
1715–25; <Italian < L. See animate
Words nearby animato
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Example sentences from the Web for animato
The feeling of unrest is here augmented until it becomes almost painful, and not until the animato does a restful feeling come.Piano Mastery|Harriette Brower
British Dictionary definitions for animato
/ (ˌænɪˈmɑːtəʊ) /
music (to be performed) in a lively manner
Word Origin for animato
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