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Meaning of caricature

car•i•ca•ture

Pronunciation: (kar'i-ku-chur, -choor"), [key]
— n., v., -tured, -tur•ing.
—n.
  1. a picture, description, etc., ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or defects of persons or things: His caricature of the mayor in this morning's paper is the best he's ever drawn.
  2. the art or process of producing such pictures, descriptions, etc.
  3. any imitation or copy so distorted or inferior as to be ludicrous.
—v.t.
  1. to make a caricature of; represent in caricature.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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