What is lifelike?

  • (adj): Evoking lifelike images within the mind.
    Example: "A lifelike portrait"
    Synonyms: graphic, pictorial, vivid
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on lifelike:

Jay Gubitz - Evolution of Stained Glass Sculpture
... this style had the general appearance of a bird, it was hardly lifelike ... the square edges didn't give the bird a fully lifelike appearance ... The third generation is the present one the lifelike round-bodied birds (and animals) ...
Kamehameha Statues - Conservation History
... garments, the North Kohala cast had been painted in lifelike colors for as long as any local residents of the island could remember, and it wasn’t clear whether the statue had been ... scheme to allow the Hawaiian people to decide if the statue should remain painted with lifelike colors or be restored to its original gilded appearance ... appealing, or to repaint, which would honor a local tradition and increase the statue’s lifelike appearance ...
Crissy - Marketing and Production Models - Development and Innovation
... This feature enhanced play value by making the doll more agile and lifelike ... Once again, Ideal’s efforts were directed to create a more lifelike doll as "Look Around Crissy" doll’s head and waist were geared to turn and give ... The 1971-73 "Talky Crissy" introduced an even more lifelike doll as Ideal’s Crissy entered into the arena of “talking dolls” that could play back pre-recorded ...

More definitions of "lifelike":

  • (adj): Unaffected and natural looking.
    Example: "A lifelike pose"
    Synonyms: natural

Famous quotes containing the word lifelike:

    I have come to believe ... that the stage may do more than teach, that much of our current moral instruction will not endure the test of being cast into a lifelike mold, and when presented in dramatic form will reveal itself as platitudinous and effete. That which may have sounded like righteous teaching when it was remote and wordy will be challenged afresh when it is obliged to simulate life itself.
    Jane Addams (1860–1935)

    The moon was waiting for her chill effect.
    I looked at nine: the swarm was turned to rock
    In every lifelike posture of the swarm,
    Transfixed on mountain slopes almost erect.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)