Adjective "animated" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Full of life or excitement; lively.
  1. 'The paintings are huge and animated, bringing alive the greatness of the Lord who destroys evil and ensures peace.'
  2. 'Visits are typically very lively with lots of animated discussion.'
  3. 'Whereas her father, a jack-of-all-trades, goes about his work in an unhurried but highly efficient manner, her mother is always animated and lively.'
  4. 'Where once the author was verging on sulky, she is now animated and lively - although not, it must be said, with this interviewer.'
  5. 'They had been talking for some time through the night, and Sotar's lively talk and his animated gestures fascinated Esk.'
  6. 'While the family is still poor and Harihar's health is declining, he is happy to be reunited with his wife and son, who is animated and excited about city life.'
  7. 'I don't understand this phenomenon that jump starts my brain in animated conversation or heated exchange and petrifies it to molasses when I ask it to be creative.'
  8. 'I would like to congratulate the Hon David Benson-Pope on the very animated and lively way he spoke about this bill.'
  9. 'Few were animated or fired by this slogan, and only rarely those few.'
  10. 'He was very excited and animated when he was brought to the new Keyspan Park in Brooklyn to throw out a first ball at the Mets minor league home of the Brooklyn Cyclones.'
(of a film or image) made using animation techniques.
  1. 'His new hand-drawn animated film ‘The Moon and the Son’ premiered at MoMA this year and will air on Cinemax in 2006.'
  2. 'From the people who brought you Toy Story and Finding Nemo comes a new animated tale featuring a family of superheroes who have to leave their suburban life to fight evil.'
  3. 'This blithely idiosyncratic, almost dialogue-free animated film concerns an old lady's quest to recover her grandson after he is mysteriously kidnapped during the Tour de France.'
  4. '‘Madagascar’ is an animated film featuring the voices of Chris Rock, Ben Stiller and Jada Pinkett Smith.'
  5. 'No wonder this sophisticated film was selected for competition at last month's Cannes film festival, the first animated film to be accorded that honour since Peter Pan in 1954.'
  6. 'Girl 24 is an animated film employing stop-motion techniques in the style of Jan Svankmajer and the Brothers Quay.'
  7. 'Finding Nemo, an animated film, uses animals to mirror some truths about family life.'
  8. 'Clocking at 115 minutes, the film is a technical marvel - the longest and most sophisticated CG animated film to date.'
  9. 'Shaun Anthony Markey fled from Woolworth's store in Hereford with a battery-operated model of the chisel-jawed character, who features in the animated film Toy Story.'
  10. 'For five years the Oscar - winning creator of Wallace and Gromit has been brooding over a very specific idea for an animated film: The Great Escape, only with chickens.'


1. full of life, action, or spirit; lively; vigorous: an animated debate on the death penalty.

2. made or equipped to move or give the appearance of moving in an animallike fashion: animated puppets.

3. containing representations of animals or mechanical objects that appear to move as real ones do: an animated window display.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be animated at rallies."

"scenes can be animated by lines."

"people can be animated in footages."

"people can be animated at mentions."

"films can be animated."

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