Definition of cartoon
- a political cartoon
- the film's villain is an entertaining cartoon
She enjoys reading the cartoons in the Sunday paper.
The kids are watching cartoons.
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: a drawing in a newspaper or magazine intended as a humorous comment on something
: a series of drawings that tell a story
: a film or television show made by photographing a series of drawings : an animated film or television show
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