Meaning of cartoon

car•toon

Pronunciation: (kär-tn'), [key]
— n.
  1. a sketch or drawing, usually humorous, as in a newspaper or periodical, symbolizing, satirizing, or caricaturing some action, subject, or person of popular interest.
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  4. a full-scale design for a picture, ornamental motif or pattern, or the like, to be transferred to a fresco, tapestry, etc.
—adj.
  1. resembling a cartoon or caricature: The novel is full of predictable, cartoon characters, never believable as real people.
—v.t.
  1. to represent by a cartoon.
—v.i.
  1. to draw cartoons.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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