animation

Part of speech: noun

The act of imparting or the state of possessing life; liveliness; vivacity.

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Usage examples "animation":

  1. The smile had left her eyes and her lips, and all animation had suddenly dropped from her face like a mask. - "Renée Mauperin", Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt.
  2. Tuan," he said aloud with unexpected animation, " you are a man of the sea?" - "An Outcast of the Islands", Joseph Conrad.
  3. " Perhaps," she said, the moment's animation passing. - "The Obstacle Race", Ethel M. Dell.