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"animated" in British English

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animatedadjective

uk   /ˈæn.ɪ.meɪ.tɪd/  us   /ˈæn.ə.meɪ.t̬ɪd/
  • 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   /ˈæn.ɪ.meɪ.tɪd.li/  us   /ˈæn.ə.meɪ.t̬ɪd.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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animatedadjective

 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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