Definition of hyperkinetic in English:

hyperkinetic

adjective

  • 1Of or affected with hyperkinesis.

    • ‘Another term for the disorder is hyperkinetic disorder.’
    • ‘Leyner himself is dynamic, hyperkinetic and obsessive.’
    • ‘The hyperkinetic athlete traveled the globe, learned ice hockey, and coauthored three mystery novels before returning to full-time play.’
    • ‘For example, in the second programme, a 10 year old boy with hyperkinetic conduct disorder assaulted his sister.’
    • ‘I was my parents’ most hyperkinetic child and needed a little more attention.’
    • ‘Septic shock has long been considered as hyperkinetic shock.’
    • ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or hyperkinetic disorder is used to describe children who have three main kinds of problems.’
    • ‘One case had a third diagnosis of hyperkinetic disorder (attention deficit).’
    • ‘DSM-II used the term hyperkinetic reaction of childhood, emphasizing the gross motor aspects of the syndrome.’
    • ‘But what most people see is a highly ambitious, hyperkinetic executive who has worked at five different companies in the past four decades.’
    1. 1.1US Frenetic; hyperactive.
      • ‘Throughout, he maintained the same high-voltage delivery and hyperkinetic flourishes with which he had begun.’
      • ‘In this hyperkinetic Korean action-fantasy pic, chaos reigns at a Hogwarts-like school for the magically inclined.’
      • ‘Breakbeat Massive is indeed full of massive breakbeats, mixed and mashed into a hyperkinetic hour-plus set.’
      • ‘The violence is more or less hyperkinetic and stylized.’
      • ‘They're fantastically loud, hyperkinetic places that overwhelm the senses - especially our vision.’
      • ‘Plus, his style is totally born of his hyperkinetic shooting methods.’
      • ‘A Simple Plan marked a new direction for Raimi, showing that he could do stylized drama as well as hyperkinetic horror movies.’
      • ‘The impression endures up to the moment that the hyperkinetic breaks kick in and roll forth with gleeful abandon.’
      • ‘The guitars in the hyperkinetic ode to paradise lost, ‘Temptation Island,’ wink at Led Zeppelin.’
      • ‘Gone is the hyperkinetic, hyperstylized flashy cam which made Go one of the best films of its year (despite its being paper-bag empty).’
      • ‘He was a hyperkinetic manager, constantly in motion in his facility - in the machine shop, in the power plant, in the drafting room.’
      • ‘I don't know what it all means, but this hyperkinetic mishmash of action and avant-garde left me reeling.’
      • ‘Still, the movie races by at a whippet's pace that just about holds the story together, backed up by some hyperkinetic visuals to match.’
      • ‘And though hyperkinetic video games beat board-game sales seven to one, Hasbro and child-rearing experts say the old games are far from doomed.’

Pronunciation:

hyperkinetic

/ˌhīpərkəˈnedik/