anime

[ an-uh-mey ]
/ ˈæn əˌmeɪ /

noun

a Japanese style of motion-picture animation, characterized by highly stylized, colorful art, futuristic settings, violence, and sexuality.

Origin of anime

1985–90; < 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)

animé

1
/ (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)

animé

2
/ (ˈænɪˌmeɪ) /

adjective, adverb

music the French word for animato
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