[ lahyv-ak-shuhn ]


  1. of or relating to movies, videos, and the like, that feature real performers, as distinguished from animation:

    A new live-action version of the classic animated film will be released later this year.

  2. Informal. live 2( def 8 ).

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  • live action noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of live-action1

First recorded in 1955–60

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Example Sentences

So it was fun to see how they strung those together and had the hybrid between live-action and animation.

Maybe Gotham is the live-action superhero show we deserve, just not the one we need right now.

Remedy and Microsoft have teamed up to make a story that spans both the game itself and an accompanying live-action TV show.

Will there ever be a live-action Archer movie, and have you had those discussions?

What are the biggest hurdles, for you, in doing a motion capture performance versus a live-action one?


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