animated Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"animated" in British English

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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 ​interestingconversation - 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.
adverb uk   us   /-li/
They were ​talking animatedly.
(Definition of animated from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"animated" in American English

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 us   /ˈæn·əˌmeɪ·t̬ɪd/
full of ​interest and ​energy: We had a very animated ​discussion. An animated ​movie or cartoon , is made up of a ​series of ​slightly different ​drawings of ​people, ​animals, and ​objects that make them ​appear to move.
(Definition of animated from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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