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animation (activeness)

Definition:

quality of being active, spirited, alive, and vigorous

Class:

attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)

Plural:

animations

Describes:

spirited | spiritless

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"action of imparting life", from Latin animationem (nominative animatio) "an...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of animation...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

spiritedness | spirited | -spiritedness | spiritedly [adverb, derived]

the quality of being lively, animated or vigorous | displaying animation, vigour, or liveliness | [in combination] characterized by mood, temper, or ... (20 of 306 words, 4 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/spiritedness

Oxford Dictionary:

spirited | spiritedly [derived] | spiritedness [derived]

full of energy, enthusiasm, and determination | [in combination] : having a specified character, attitude, or mood (16 of 56 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/spirited

American Heritage Dictionary:

spirited | spiritedly [adverb, related] | spiritedness [noun, related]

Full of or characterized by animation, vigor, or courage | Having a specified mood or nature. Used in combination (18 of 29 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/spirited

New World Dictionary:

spirited | spiritedly [adverb, related] | spiritedness [noun, related]

full of spirit; lively; energetic; animated | having a (specified) character, mood, or disposition (13 of 20 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/spirited

Wiktionary:

spiritedness

The property of being spirited, of having spirit. (8 of 9 words, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/spiritedness

Wikipedia:

Brio [disambiguation] | BRIO

can refer to several things: brio is a noun: quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous; in music, see List of musical terminology | Brio is another word for 'life force' | Brio Technology (also known as Brio Software) was a software ... (43 of 193 words, 12 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Brio

Merriam-Webster:

brio | vivacity [synonym] | verve [synonym] | beans [synonym] | bounce [synonym] | vigor [synonym] | dash [synonym] | drive [synonym] | dynamism [synonym] | ...

enthusiastic vigor; "vivacity", "verve" (4 of 138 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/brio

Macmillan British Dictionary:

brio [uncountable]

a lively enthusiastic quality or style (6 of 30 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/brio

Random House Dictionary:

brio

vigor; vivacity. (2 of 8 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/brio

Britannica Encyclopedia:

animation [motion picture]

the art of making inanimate objects appear to move. Animation is an artistic impulse that long predates the movies. History's first recorded animator ... (23 of 1017 words, 7 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/25806​/animation

Cambridge Dictionary:

animation [entry 1]

enthusiasm and energy (3 of 19 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/animation 1

animation [entry 2]

moving pictures (2 of 38 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/animation 2

Encarta Dictionary:

spirited | spiritedly [adverb, derived] | spiritedness [noun, derived]

lively and vigorous | with great animation | behaving in a way that has a particular feeling, mood, or character (usually used in combination) (22 of 45 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861712020​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

animation

First use: 1590s

Origin: "action of imparting life", from Latin animationem (nominative animatio) "an animating", noun of action from past participle stem of ... (20 of 31 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=animation

Wiktionary:

animation | animations [plural]

Origin: Latin animatio, from animare.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/animation

Audio references

Wiktionary:

animation | animations [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "animation"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/animation

Collins Dictionary:

animation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "animation"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/animation

Macmillan British Dictionary:

animation | animations [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "animation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/animation

Macmillan American Dictionary:

animation | animations [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "animation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/animation

Cambridge Dictionary:

animation [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "animation"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "animation"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/animation 2

the Free Dictionary:

animation

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "animation"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "animation"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "animation" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/animation

Google Dictionary:

animation | animations [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "animation"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=animation

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

animation

Audio: North American pronunciation of "animation"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=animat​04 word=animation

YourDictionary Audio:

animation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "animation" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/animation

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