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an·i·mat·ed

animated

 
pronunciation:
ae n meI td
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: full of activity, spirit, or excitement.
She has an animated way of talking that holds the listener's attention.
synonyms:
lively
antonyms:
dejected, sluggish
similar words:
alive, brisk, dynamic, energetic, excited, hearty, vital
definition 2: able to move as though alive.
The small children were thrilled by the animated puppets.
antonyms:
inert
definition 3: containing figures or objects that appear to move.
Children have always liked animated movies, but they are also very popular with adults now.
derivation: animatedly (adv.)