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[pik-suh-ley-tid] /ˈpɪk səˌleɪ tɪd/
slightly eccentric or mentally disordered.
amusingly whimsical, prankish, silly, or the like.
Origin of pixilated
1840-50, Americanism; pix(ie) + (tit)illated


[pik-suh-leyt] /ˈpɪk səˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), pixelated, pixelating.
in computer graphics and digital photography, to cause (an image) to break up into pixels, as by overenlarging the image:
When enlarging a photograph, first increase the resolution to avoid pixelating it.
to blur (parts of a digital image) by creating unclear, pixel-like patches, for purposes of censorship or to maintain the anonymity of the subject:
Police have asked the media to pixelate the faces of the men who were taken into custody.
verb (used without object), pixelated, pixelating.
(of a computer graphic or other digital image) to break up into visible pixels:
We tried to watch the old, scratched DVD, but the image pixelated before our eyes.
Also, especially British, pixellate.
Sometimes, pixilate.
pixel + -ate1
Related forms
pixelation, pixelization [pik-suh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˌpɪk sə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA). especially British, pixellation, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for pixilated
  • Artists attempt to capture their images on canvas and in the pixilated world of computers screens.
  • Darker colors fared poorer with pixilated image noise and occasional speckling of middle hues.
  • Photos on the low-resolution screen looked coarse and slightly pixilated.
  • We suspect that the filmmakers were a bit pixilated as well.
  • These survivors offer newly minted bloggers a pixilated blueprint for how to rise above the chaos of the blogosphere.
  • When magnification is increased, characters must not be blurred and images no pixilated.
  • Images may appear pixilated on screen, but will print nicely.
  • Digital images that are grainy or pixilated will not be considered.
  • Rather, they are pixilated, chalky and blurred images.
  • Digitized photographs will not be accepted if visible dots distort the image making it look grainy or pixilated.
British Dictionary definitions for pixilated


adjective (mainly US)
eccentric or whimsical
(slang) drunk
Derived Forms
pixilation, pixillation, noun
Word Origin
C20: from pixie + -lated, as in stimulated, titillated, etc


to blur (a video image) by overlaying it with a grid of squares, usually to disguise the identity of a person
Derived Forms
pixelation, pixellation, noun
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Word Origin and History for pixilated

"mildly insane, bewildered, tipsy," 1848, pix-e-lated, from pixie + -lated, as in elated, etc., perhaps influenced by or a variant of pixie-led. A New England dialect word popularized 1936 by its use in movie "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town."

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Slang definitions & phrases for pixilated


  1. Crazy; eccentric; confused (1848+)
  2. Drunk (1955+)

[fr enchantment by pixies; revived and popularized by the 1936 movie Mr. Deeds Goes to Town]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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