animated Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “animated” - English Dictionary

Definition of "animated" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

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)

Definition of "animated" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

animatedadjective

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.
animatedly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
They were ​talking animatedly.
(Definition of animated from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of animated?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More