[kley-mey-shuh n]


a stop-motion animation process using clay or Plasticine figures that are moved incrementally to create a lifelike look when the captured film frames are viewed in rapid sequence.

Origin of Claymation

1975–80; clay1 + (ani)mation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for claymation

animation, cartoon, comic, drawing, claymation

Examples from the Web for claymation

Contemporary Examples of claymation

  • That is indeed a claymation Regis crooning “ Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” with special guest Donald Trump.

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    Regis Philbin's 11 Funniest Moments

    Shannon Donnelly

    January 18, 2011

British Dictionary definitions for claymation



the techniques of animation applied to clay models

Word Origin for claymation

C20: from clay + (ani) mation
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