Anime definition

ănə-mā
A style of animation developed in Japan, characterized by stylized colorful art and often adult themes.
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A style of Japanese film animation, strongly influenced by manga, often featuring stories with science-fiction and fantasy themes sometimes emphasizing sex and violence.
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(uncountable) An artistic style heavily used in, and associated with, Japanese animation, and that has also been adopted by a comparatively low number of animated works from other countries.
  • I can draw an anime version of you, if you want.
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(countable) An animated work originated in Japan, regardless of the artistic style.
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(rare, countable, chiefly proscribed) An animated work in anime style, regardless of the country of origin.
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A resin from a tropical American tree (Hymenaea courbaril), used to make varnishes.

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Any of various resins, obtained from certain tropical trees and used in making varnish; esp., a variety of copal.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
anime
Plural:
anims

Origin of anime

  • Japanese short for animēshon animation from English animation

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese アニメ (anime), an abbreviation of アニメーション (animēshon), from English animation.

    From Wiktionary

  • French animé (“animated”) (from the insects that are entrapped in it); or native name.

    From Wiktionary