Definitions for: Caricature


[n] a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
[v] represent in or produce a caricature of; "The drawing caricatured the President"



Webster (1913) Definition: Car"i*ca*ture, n. [It. caricatura, fr. caricare to
charge, overload, exaggerate. See Charge, v. t.]
1. An exaggeration, or distortion by exaggeration, of parts
or characteristics, as in a picture.

2. A picture or other figure or description in which the
peculiarities of a person or thing are so exaggerated as
to appear ridiculous; a burlesque; a parody. [Formerly
written caricatura.]

The truest likeness of the prince of French
literature will be the one that has most of the look
of a caricature. --I. Taylor.

A grotesque caricature of virtue. --Macaulay.


Car"i*ca*ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Caricatured;
p. pr. & vb. n. Caricaturing.]
To make or draw a caricature of; to represent with ridiculous
exaggeration; to burlesque.

He could draw an ill face, or caricature a good one,
with a masterly hand. --Lord
Lyttelton.

Synonyms: ape, imitation, impersonation

See Also: burlesque, charade, humor, humour, lampoon, mock, mockery, parody, pasquinade, put-on, sendup, spoof, takeoff, travesty, wit, witticism, wittiness

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