[ an-uh-mey-ter ]
/ ˈæn əˌmeɪ tər /


a person or thing that animates.
an artist who produces animation from drawings, objects, or computer models: a cartoon animator;a video-game animator;a stop-motion animator.


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Sometimes an·i·mat·er.

Origin of animator

From Late Latin, dating back to 1625–35; see origin at animate, -tor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for animator



/ (ˈænɪˌmeɪtə) /


an artist who produces animated cartoons
Canadian a person who coordinates or facilitates something, esp a television or radio presenter
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