Is "enter a dance animation with" idiomatic?
It's a very new expression, because it's mostly used for video games, so I was wondering if it was idiomatic? I am not sure, but maybe there's a better way of saying it, because it sounds odd.

For example:

My male character entered a dance animation with the female character.

  • I have no idea what a dance animation could possibly be. Animation is a series of drawn or generated still images that are put together in sequence so as to appear to be live action. Unless it's something like a musical version of the movie Tron, entering a dance animation doesn't seem possible. Do you mean a dance competition? – Jason Bassford Jun 26 '19 at 5:06
  • You can be animated - full of interest and energy – Gamora Jun 26 '19 at 10:44

This is not an idiomatic expression and never has been. When interperetting this sentence, the reader will take it literally. In the context of videogames, animation usually means a set collection of movements. And yes, it does sound odd.

  • How would you reword it? – blackbird Jun 27 '19 at 22:22

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