animation

Animation is the state of being full of life and energy, like a room full of excited kids at a birthday party.

You're sure to get more people excited about your idea if you speak with animation, or liveliness, in your voice. If your face has animation, the expression in your eyes and the shape of your mouth accent what you say. As it applies to film making, animation refers to bringing something flat and unmoving, like a drawing, to life.

Definitions of animation
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n quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous

Synonyms:
brio, invigoration, spiritedness, vivification
Types:
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chirpiness
cheerful and lively
life, liveliness, spirit, sprightliness
animation and energy in action or expression
pertness
quality of being lively and confident
airiness, delicacy
lightness in movement or manner
alacrity, briskness, smartness
liveliness and eagerness
energy, muscularity, vigor, vigour, vim
an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
elan
enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness
esprit
liveliness of mind or spirit
breeziness, jauntiness
a breezy liveliness
buoyancy, irrepressibility
irrepressible liveliness and good spirit
high-spiritedness
exuberant liveliness
ebullience, enthusiasm, exuberance
overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
ginger, pep, peppiness
liveliness and energy
Type of:
activeness, activity
the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically

n general activity and motion

Synonyms:
liveliness
Type of:
activity
any specific behavior

n the condition of living or the state of being alive

Synonyms:
aliveness, life, living
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eternal life, life eternal
life without beginning or end
skin
a person's skin regarded as their life
endurance, survival
a state of surviving; remaining alive
subsistence
a means of surviving
Type of:
being, beingness, existence
the state or fact of existing

n the property of being able to survive and grow

Synonyms:
vitality
Type of:
aliveness, animateness, liveness
the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life

n the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something

Synonyms:
invigoration, vivification
Type of:
activating, activation, energizing
the activity of causing to have energy and be active

n the making of animated cartoons

Type of:
cinematography, filming, motion-picture photography
the act of making a film

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