how to pronounce animation


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the above transcription of animation is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

animation is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of animation in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… a copy of that animation when this is …”

meanings of animation


  1. Conversion from the inanimate to animate grammatical category.
  2. The condition of being animate or alive.
  3. The act of animating, or giving life or spirit.
  4. The technique of making inanimate objects or drawings appear to move in motion pictures or computer graphics; the object (film, computer game, etc.) so produced.
  5. The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and vigor; vivacity; spiritedness.

animation frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word animation occurs in english on average 3.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics animation can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that animation can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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