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  1. car·toon
    IPA[kärˈto͞on]
  2. n. noun

    • 1. a simple drawing showing the features of its subjects in a humorously exaggerated way, especially a satirical one in a newspaper or magazine.

    • 2. a comic strip.

      Synonym : comic strip, comic, funnies, graphic novel
    • 3. a simplified or exaggerated version or interpretation of something:

      this movie is a cartoon of rural life in America Dolores becomes a cartoon housewife, reading glossy magazines in a bathrobe
    • 4. a motion picture using animation techniques to photograph a sequence of drawings rather than real people or objects.

      Synonym : animated film, animation, toon
    • 5. a full-size drawing made by an artist as a preliminary design for a painting or other work of art.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: cartoon, plural noun: cartoons

    • n. noun

      the activity or occupation of drawing cartoons for newspapers or magazines.
    • noun

      a simple drawing showing the features of its subjects in a humorously exaggerated way, especially a satirical one in a newspaper or magazine.

      a narrative sequence of humorous drawings in a comic, magazine, or newspaper, usually with captions.

    • n. noun

      a fictional character depicted in an animated film or a comic strip:

      a person or portrayal lacking in depth or characterized by exaggerated or stereotypical features:

    • noun

      a fictional character depicted in an animated film or a comic strip:

      a person or portrayal lacking in depth or characterized by exaggerated or stereotypical features:

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