anime

[ an-uh-mey ]
/ ˈæn əˌmeɪ /

noun Graphic Arts.

a genre of film and television animation created in or influenced by the traditional style of Japanese 2D animation and characterized by highly stylized, colorful art, fantastic settings, and mature themes.

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Origin of anime

First recorded in 1985–90; from Japanese, borrowing of English animation
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British Dictionary definitions for anime (1 of 3)

anime
/ (ˈænɪˌmeɪ) /

noun

a type of Japanese animated film with themes and styles similar to manga comics

Word Origin for anime

C20: from Japanese

British Dictionary definitions for anime (2 of 3)

animé1
/ (ˈænɪˌmeɪ, -mɪ) /

noun

any of various resins, esp that obtained from the tropical American leguminous tree Hymenaea courbaril

Word Origin for animé

French: of uncertain origin

British Dictionary definitions for anime (3 of 3)

animé2
/ (ˈænɪˌmeɪ) /

adjective, adverb

music the French word for animato
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