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animation

an·i·ma·tion

animation

 
 
pronunciation:
ae n meI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or result of animating or causing to be lively.
The child shook the toy globe and watched with delight the animation of the tiny white flakes floating inside like snow.
synonyms:
life, liveliness, stimulus
similar words:
animus, encouragement, inspiration
definition 2: the condition or quality of being animated; liveliness; vivacity.
The animation of the storyteller brought life and excitement to the story.
synonyms:
sparkle, vibrancy, vivacity
antonyms:
torpor
similar words:
Úlan, life, verve, vim, zest
definition 3: the making of animated cartoons.
Some film production studios specialize in animation.
definition 4: an animated cartoon.
The movie of Snow White was an early full-length animation.
Word Parts
The word animation contains the following part:
anim Latin root that means mind, spirit, life