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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.Excited, interested and enthusiastic

animated adjective (IMAGE)

describes films, drawings, models, etc. that are photographed and shown in a way that makes them move and appear to be aliveTypes of film and cinema ratings
animatedly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
They were talking animatedly.Excited, interested and enthusiastic
(Definition of animated from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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