Definition of animatron in English:

animatron

noun

  • A robotic model in the likeness of a human, animal, etc., which is programmed to perform intricate, lifelike movements, often in synchronization with a pre-recorded soundtrack.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Rolling Stone. Short for audio-animatron.

Pronunciation

animatron

/ˈanɪmətrɒn/