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 Dictionary entry overview: What does animated mean? 

ANIMATED (adjective)
  The adjective ANIMATED has 2 senses:

1. having life or vigor or spirit
2. made to appear to move as living creatures do

  Familiarity information: ANIMATED used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ANIMATED (adjective)

Sense 1animated [BACK TO TOP]


Having life or vigor or spirit


animated; alive

Context examples:

an animated and expressive face / animated conversation / became very animated when he heard the good news


enlivened; spirited (made lively or spirited)

full of life; lively; vital (full of spirit)

reanimated; revived (given fresh life or vigor or spirit)


unanimated (not animated or enlivened; dull)

Sense 2animated [BACK TO TOP]


Made to appear to move as living creatures do

Context examples:

an animated cartoon / animated puppets


moving (used of a series of photographs presented so as to create the illusion of motion)

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