Meaning of “animated” in the English Dictionary

"animated" in British English

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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.

adverb uk /ˈæn.ɪ.meɪ.tɪ us /ˈæn.ə.meɪ.t̬ɪ

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)