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
  1. noun
    quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
    synonyms: brio, invigoration, spiritedness, vivification
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    cheerful and lively
    life, liveliness, spirit, sprightliness
    animation and energy in action or expression
    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)
    enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness
    liveliness of mind or spirit
    breeziness, jauntiness
    a breezy liveliness
    buoyancy, effervescence, irrepressibility
    irrepressible liveliness and good spirit
    exuberant liveliness
    ebullience, enthusiasm, exuberance
    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
  2. noun
    general activity and motion
    synonyms: liveliness
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    any specific behavior
  3. noun
    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
    a person's skin regarded as their life
    endurance, survival
    a state of surviving; remaining alive
    a means of surviving
    type of:
    being, beingness, existence
    the state or fact of existing
  4. noun
    the property of being able to survive and grow
    synonyms: vitality
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    aliveness, animateness, liveness
    the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life
  5. noun
    the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
    synonyms: invigoration, vivification
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    activating, activation, energizing
    the activity of causing to have energy and be active
  6. noun
    the making of animated cartoons
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