Meaning of animation in English:


Pronunciation /ˌanɪˈmeɪʃn/

See synonyms for animation

Translate animation into Spanish


mass noun
  • 1The state of being full of life or vigour; liveliness.

    ‘they started talking with animation’
    • ‘Her back was to me, but I could imagine her face, eyes sparkling with animation, her full attention on him, not slightly off to the side as it often was.’
    • ‘Her animation and liveliness engaged her young students, as evidenced by the children's laughter and high degree of participation.’
    • ‘They'd gone to a Karnal concert, and the girl who'd been talking with vibrant animation in her voice, turned to the guy.’
    • ‘Immediately following the intermission, there was a visible engagement from them combined with an energy and animation to the music which had not been present before.’
    • ‘But these complimentary words could be written of every member of the cast as they took to their roles with great energy and animation.’
    • ‘When he was alone with Shipper, there was animation in his voice, and smiles were often seen surfacing the dark, handsome face.’
    • ‘It was the first time Chris had ever heard the man with any animation in his voice.’
    • ‘Roy Jones looked downright vicious at the weigh-in, roaring his trash talk with tremendous intensity and animation.’
    • ‘Now she held their attention as they watched the metamorphosis from near death to vitality and renewed animation filling her essence.’
    • ‘Do you ever find yourself sizing someone up in an instant, noting their animation, gestures and manners of speaking?’
    • ‘He laughed at this statement, and his eyes, which had begun to mist over now sparkled brightly with animation.’
    • ‘The only animation in the marquise's rotund and double-chinned face, as she loosens her lips into a perfunctory smile, is to be found in her alert eyes as she looks up from her embroidery.’
    • ‘It was the first sign of animation Patrick had ever seen in the older boy, and was so caught off guard that he found himself laughing equally as hard.’
    liveliness, spirit, high spirits, spiritedness, high-spiritedness, energy, enthusiasm, eagerness, excitement, vigour, vivacity, vivaciousness, vitality, vibrancy, exuberance, ebullience, buoyancy, bounciness, bounce, perkiness, sprightliness, verve, zest, sparkle, dash, elan, brio
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1mainly archaic The state of being alive.
      ‘the body began to show tiny signs of animation’
      • ‘He argues that Western societies generally have regarded abortions occurring before the fetus showed signs of animation as not criminal in nature.’
      • ‘Even immobile beings that show no signs of animation or spirituality harbors within it the divine life-force that brought it into being.’
      existence, being, living, animation, aliveness, animateness
      View synonyms
  • 2The technique of photographing successive drawings or positions of puppets or models to create an illusion of movement when the film is shown as a sequence.

    ‘a combination of live action with 3-D animation’
    • ‘animations as backdrops for live action’
    • ‘In creating his animations, he films the drawings as he adds or erases the images.’
    • ‘Paintings, drawings, animations and at last the feature films all augment our appreciation of Lord of the Rings.’
    • ‘Many of the images come from Hollywood movies, including Walt Disney animations.’
    • ‘The show also includes two video animations parroting activist art from the '60s.’
    • ‘Every rule is explained and illustrated with animations and video.’
    • ‘Music sounded from the speakers, animations flicking across the screen.’
    • ‘Thomas and his fellow engines' voices and endearingly primitive animation remain the same as in the much-loved television series.’
    • ‘The same is true with animation - I think of my animated characters as dancers.’
    • ‘The hand-drawn animation is lush, and this is a typically sweet and enjoyable Disney effort, marred only slightly by the inclusion of Phil Collins on the soundtrack.’
    animated film, animated cartoon, animation
    View synonyms
    1. 2.1The manipulation of electronic images by means of a computer in order to create moving images.
      ‘It needs Flash and sound to get the full effect, but underneath the excellent animation is a great site concerned with factory farming and local food production.’
      • ‘The computer animation is top-notch and the characters are delightful and entertaining for the most part.’
      • ‘High levels of detail are also noticeable in player movements and animations.’
      • ‘From there, he starts working on his objects and animations in 3D animation software.’
      • ‘Those animations might not be the most beautiful things to come out of a computer, but they are funny as hell.’
      • ‘These techniques were being used alongside fully computerised animations.’
      • ‘State-of-the-art motion capture technology was used to generate the animations in the studio.’
      • ‘This tale, as compared to the first game, is obviously much darker and more intense, but it's captured pretty lightly in all of the lead-up animation.’
      • ‘Sometimes the best websites are the ones with actual meaningful content rather than the flashy add-ins and animations.’
      • ‘This makes your animation more processor intensive.’
      • ‘If you want to create complex animations or games you can use any of the two.’
      • ‘Implementing them would have required lots of time to program and create extra animations.’
      • ‘The online registration provides access to the full length of animation stream and all program features.’
      • ‘You cannot just create a series of animations and expect it to work as a fighting game!’
      • ‘There are also excellent facilities for creating web graphics and animations.’
      • ‘What would happen if students became active authors of animations rather than passive watchers?’
      • ‘This allows for the rendering of complex animations and effects to be shared out across an Apple Xserve network.’
      • ‘What advice would you give to anyone wanting to create web animations?’
      • ‘Flash can produce animation in full color with music and sound effects.’
      • ‘With using this kind of computer animation it is possible to create nearly 100% visual image for any swimmer.’