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animated

adjective uk   /ˈæn.ɪ.meɪ.tɪd/ us    /-t̬ɪd/

animated adjective (ENERGETIC)

C2 full of interest and energy: There was an extremely animated discussion on the subject. They must have been having an interesting conversation - they both looked very animated.

animated adjective (IMAGE)

Animated films, drawings, models, etc. are ones that are photographed or created by a computer and shown in a way that makes them move.
animatedly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
They were talking animatedly.
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