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cartoon

noun

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1 a picture using lines to represent the chief features of an object or scene
  • a political cartoon mocking the state legislature

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2 a series of drawings that tell a story or part of a story
  • reading the cartoons in the Sunday newspaper

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3 a poor, insincere, or insulting imitation of something
  • in this biopic the life of a complex man is reduced to a cartoon

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cartoon

verb

Synonyms of cartoon (Entry 2 of 2)

as in caricature

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The first known use of cartoon was in 1671

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cartooned

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“Cartoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cartoon. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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